Frailty in Older Persons

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Frailty is a clinical state characterized by a decrease of an individual's homeostatic reserves and is responsible for enhanced vulnerability to endogenous and/or exogenous stressors. Such a condition of extreme vulnerability exposes individuals to an increased risk of negative health-related outcomes. Multiple operational definitions of frailty are available in the literature, but none can be indicated as a gold standard. Frailty should be considered a condition of major interest for public health and become the lever for reshaping the obsolete health care systems currently unable to adequately address the clinical needs of aging populations.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)293-303
Numero di pagine11
RivistaClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017


  • Assessment
  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Geriatrics
  • Prevention


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