Published: 24 October 2019
Author(s): M. Fedecostante, A. Cherubini
Issue: October 2019
Section: Commentary

Frailty and delirium are two of the most problematic issues in the management of older hospitalized patients. The term frailty, from the Latin “fragilis” meaning “easily broken”, refers to a condition characterized by decreased homeostatic reserve that leads to a high vulnerability even to low-power stressors with a dramatic worsening in patients’ health status [1].

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