A multicentre survey investigating the knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes of surgical healthcare professionals to frailty assessment in emergency surgery: DEFINE(surgery)

P. Braude*, F. Parry, K. Warren, E. Mitchell, K. McCarthy, R. G. Khadaroo, B. Carter

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Abstract

Aims: This study aimed to assess the knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes of healthcare professionals to frailty assessment in emergency surgical admissions. Findings: Frailty assessment is well supported by healthcare professionals working in surgery. However, in clinical practice, standardised tools are not routinely being used and only half of respondents were able to accurately identify frailty from clinical vignettes. Message: Better education around frailty assessment is needed for healthcare professionals working in surgery to improve perioperative pathway for people living with frailty.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Geriatric Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Frailty
  • National survey
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Surgery

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