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Title: Improving acute care for older people at scale - the Acute Frailty Network
Authors: Rumley-Buss, A.
Thompson, D.
Gladman, J.
Guest, J.
Hawkins, J.
Smith, L.
Tite, M.
Burge, P.
Conroy, Simon
Griffiths, S.
First Published: 1-Oct-2016
Publisher: Rila Publications Ltd
Citation: Acute Medicine, 2016, 15 (4), pp. 185-192
Abstract: Older people form a growing proportion and volume of those accessing urgent care. Non-specific presentations, multiple comorbidities and functional decline make assessment and management of this cohort challenging. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment offers an evidence based framework to assess and mange older people, especially those with frailty. In this article we describe the CGA approach, underpinned by specific examples illustrating some of the key competencies required, and describe the role of the Acute Frailty Network (AFN). The AFN is a national improvement collaborative designed to support hospitals in delivering evidence based care for older people with frailty and urgent care needs. We describe the principles underlying the approach of the AFN, derived from working with over 20 hospitals, and some of the early successes.
ISSN: 1747-4884
eISSN: 1747-4892
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Rila Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed while permission to archive is sought from the publisher. The final published version may be available through the links above.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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