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General objective of the project

FRAILCLINIC is aimed at assessing the feasibility and effectiveness of programs designed to detect and manage frail older patients in high risk clinical settings, and to avoid functional impairment and other associated adverse outcomes. These high risk settings will be medical wards (cardiology, oncology/oncohaematology or nephrology), major surgery wards and Emergency Rooms.

As a consequence, our main aim is to improve the poor outcomes of frail older people previously undetected in settings of high risk. These main poor outcomes include functional decline, institutionalization, hospitalization and death, but also under/over or mismanagement driving to avoidable secondary effects of treatment among which include denial of treatment solely on the basis of age or, by opposite, overly aggressive handling for frail patients. This pathway of care should have a relevant impact on the sustainability of health and social systems by preventing functional decline (one of the culprits of the high costs) and avoiding unnecessary interventions and their undesired secondary effects.

Latest news

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Submission of the protocol of Interventional phase. December 2014

SERMAS-Hospital de Getafe has submitted the protocol of Interventional phase. The principal objectives of this phase are: (a) to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of programs designed to manage frail older patients by...

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This website arises from the project “FRAILCLINIC, Feasibility and effectiveness of the implementation of programs to screen and manage frail older patients in different clinical settings”, which has received funding from the European Union, in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013).

CONTACT

Dr. Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas

Jefe de Servicio de Geriatría

Hospital Universitario de Getafe

Ctra. de Toledo, Km. 12,5

28905-Getafe

Spain

Phone: +34 916 839 360 (ext. 6412)

FAX: +34 916 839 210

e-mail: leocadio.rodriguez@salud.madrid.org

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