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Core Elements to Identify a Frail, Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly adult for features of frailty as reported by Fried et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

risk factors, selection, physical and lifestyle, disability and performance

ICD-10:

Z91.8

Description:

Fried et al identified a number of factors associated with frailty in an elderly patient. The authors are from the Johns Hopkins University, National Institute of Aging, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, and Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem

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