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NHS releases read codes for diagnosing frailty


Is this a release of 2000 *new* Read/CTV3 codes or a risk assessment tool using codes already in the patient record - and if already in the record, what are the selection criteria e.g. in time? "The roughly 2,000 read codes map onto 43 potential clinical ‘deficits’ - variables including dizziness, hearing or visual impairment, cognitive impairment and mobility problems - in a patient’s existing health record." Has the evidence for this new tool been made publicly available and the evaluation published?

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18 Oct 2014

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