Some clinical oncologists do not correctly identify patient frailty, therefore affecting quality of life
Dion Smyth Lecturer-practitioner, Cancer and palliative care, Birmingham City University
Clinical oncologists do not correctly identify and appraise frailty in almost half of all their patients, according to a Norwegian study, and the use of a more methodical assessment by measures such as the modified geriatric assessment could improve decision-making regarding treatment and overall outcomes.
Cancer Nursing Practice. 16, 8, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/cnp.16.8.10.s11