There are over 1 Million Canadians living with frailty and this is expected to double by 2030. Frailty is associated with worsened outcomes, adverse events, poor quality of life and increased utilization of health care resources. There is a need to better identify frailty in all settings of care and increase evidence for decision making in order to improve outcomes for those living with frailty.
In this session sponsored by the Canadian Frailty Network, a pan-Canadian Network funded by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centers of Excellence (NCE), we will explore innovative strategies to identify frailty, target care and improve the quality of care for decision making. Since the vast majority of Canadians living with frailty reside in the community, this symposium will predominantly focus on primary care and the community.