Frailty and the new ageism

January 9, 2017

Frailty and the new ageisn. Not everyone of the same age has the same number of health problems. Those with the most health problems are frail. And when they are frail, they do worse. Often, those with frailty do worse because health care remains focused on single-system illness. Our success with a single-illness approach has biased us to think this is the approach we should always take. What we do in our health system now fails older people who might benefit if we provided better care. In that way, it fails us all. Attitudes must change. — Kenneth Rockwood, Network Investigator

Hill Times (Jan. 9, 2017)