Frailty calculator to support GPs in targeting patients for better care

21 Sep 2017

An online frailty calculator developed by academics at The University of Nottingham will help GPs to prolong the lives of their most vulnerable older patients.

The QFrailty calculator combines complex information about a patient’s life expectancy and their risk of unplanned hospital admission over the coming 12 months.

The tool was developed by Professors Julia Hippisley-Cox and Carol Coupland in the University’s School of Medicine using the QResearch database, which gathers patient data from approximately 1,500 general practices across England through EMIS Health’s clinical computer systems.

Read the full story on the EMIS Health website.