More than a number; the limitations of the Clinical Frailty Scale for patient escalation decision making in COVID-19 (Halpin et al ACNR 2020)

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The Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) has been suggested as a tool to aid treatment escalation decisions for frontline clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the concept of frailty and role of the CFS. We explore the limitations of the CFS in people with stable long term health conditions and suggest organisations implement the new guidance with caution. Training and guidance are available to help avoid poor decisions where the CFS is not appropriate.

Halpin S, Jundin A. ACNR 2020;19(3):10-11 Published under a Creative Commons license