Patient Frailty Score Guidance
In 2019 the NVR IT system was updated. One of the new data items that applies to all procedures is a patient frailty score.
If a formal frailty assessment was carried out using a validated scoring system, it should be possible to match the score to one of the NVR’s four categories:
- Not frail – well or managing well, routinely walking
- Mild frailty – evident slowing such as difficulty walking outside
- Moderate frailty – need help with some personal care or keeping house
- Severe frailty – Completely dependent for personal care
Please view the following validated frailty scores to see how their categories match to those recorded on the NVR: