Tools and resources to assist health care providers with routinely identifying, documenting and communicating frailty in patient care settings.

Documents & Forms



Research & Publications

While there isn't one accepted clinical definition of frailty, the resources in this guide have been influenced by the 9-point Clinical Frailty Scale© developed and tested by Geriatric Medicine Research at Dalhousie University, as well as other current research and assessment on the topic. Reviewing the 9-point Clinical Frailty Scale© will provide a foundational understanding of the levels outlined and used throughout this guide.


View articles about frailty assessment in PubMed.

("Frailty"[Mesh] OR frailty[tiab]) AND ("Patient Outcome Assessment"[Mesh] OR assess*[tiab] OR level*[tiab])