About the project

Phase one:

Big data analysis to investigate how electronic frailty scores change in the last few months of life, and whether this could signal the point at which palliative care should be considered.

Phase two:

An in depth review of patient notes to enable us to detect any links between the frailty score, GP treatments and current recommendations for palliative care.

Phase three:

GP interviews will help us to understand how frailty scores may be useful in practice. We will use the findings of the research to begin to influence what GPs do on a day-to-day basis, and also to develop future research.