Review of e-Frailty Evaluation Frameworks
Thuemmler, C. (2015, ). Review of e-Frailty Evaluation Frameworks. Paper presented at HIS 2015, Edinburgh.
This paper outlines some of the key methods used to evaluate frailty and provide important metrics for the implementation of an e-Frailty framework. Frailty is an emergent property of the aging process, as measured using quantification of accumulation of deficits (Frailty Index) or as observed functional impairment (Phenotype Model)
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The way healthcare is delivered changes rapidly. The reasons are demographic and societal changes, austerity and rapid progressive technologies. Care models are shifting from specialist oriented hospital based to distributed, patient centred care.