Frailty is common in older age, and there are strong links between frailty and the risk of dying. Older people with frailty are weaker and more delicate. They can experience sudden and dramatic changes in their health when they have an illness or injury. Reducing the risk of falls can help people to live at home, in safety, for longer.
Vision has a range of clinical decision support templates and advanced data entry forms. The common goals of these intelligent healthcare solutions are to encourage:
- more efficient use of GP time
- fast and simple health improvement, targeted at specific cohorts
They are all available centrally-funded for GP practices in England. Find out how to get them and start using them.
A recent study written by Newcastle University and published in The Lancet asks if late-life dependency is increasing. The study reports that older people are living longer with substantial care needs. Most will live in the community and need collaborative health and social care.
How can GPs make sure they know about every frail person? This is the fundamental first step to putting appropriate care plans in place.
There is a growing number of clinical decision support templates and corresponding advanced data entry forms available to GP practices that integrate with all the major GP IT systems.