Priority 6 from the Multiple Conditions in Later Life PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can the recognition and management of frailty be improved in older people with multiple conditions? Would this lead to an increase in perceived quality of life? (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0064/6
Explanatory note This question came from health professionals. 'Frailty' as a medical concept / term / descriptor was not apparent in the narratives from carers or older people themselves. 

None identified that applied directly to all conditions in the over 85s

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples

'how can we better manage frailty so as to improve overall self perception of health and wellbeing' Health and social care professionals 'how can we develop prognostic indicators for frailty?' Health and social care professionals 

Submitted by Health and social care professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0064
PSP name Multiple Conditions in Later Life
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 24 April 2018