Dr. John Muscedere, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

This presentation will review the concept of frailty and its conceptual frameworks, detail how to measure frailty and explore the impact of frailty on clinical outcomes. In addition, how the adverse impacts of frailty on clinical outcomes can be potentially mitigated will be covered. Finally, the presentation will conclude on how the research community can improve evidence for decision-making when dealing with frailty.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • understand the concept of frailty and vulnerability;
  • review differing conceptual frameworks for frailty and how to measure it; and
  • review the impact of frailty on clinical outcomes.