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Der mangler dansk konsensus om definitionen af skrøbelighed

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Mikkel Vass1 & Carsten Hendriksen2 1) Forskningsenheden for Almen Praksis, København 2) Afdeling for Social Medicin, Institut for Folkesundhedsvidenskab, Københavns Universitet Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V04160279
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Ugeskr Læger 2016;178:V04160279
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In Denmark, there is a lack of consensus in the definition of frailty
Emerging evidence demonstrates the value of frailty as a predictor of adverse outcomes in older persons. Identi­fi­cation of early stages of frailty offers the opportunity to reverse the development of frailty through targeted inter­ventions. Awareness of the vulnerability in frailty can guide appropriate counselling of patients and their families when considering medical interventions. Recognition of frailty may also help identify and optimize the management of co­existing conditions. There is a lack of consensus in Denmark to use frailty and how to best identify, assess and diagnose frailty.
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