What is involved in a comprehensive geriatric assessment?
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What is involved in a comprehensive geriatric assessment?

Nicole Edwards Consultant practitioner (developmental role), Wiltshire Health and Care, Chippenham, Wiltshire

The assessment can help nurses support older people living with frailty by providing a person-centred and holistic review of their health

Supporting older people living with frailty is one of the main clinical challenges in the NHS, with the percentage of the UK population aged 65 years or over estimated to increase from 17% in 2010 to 23% by 2035 (Fisher et al 2014).

Nursing Older People. 35, 5, 20-21. doi: 10.7748/nop.35.5.20.s8

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