Integrated primary and geriatric care for frail older adults in the community: Implementation of a complex intervention into real life

Published: 22 August 2018
Author(s): Marco Inzitari, Laura Mónica Pérez, M. Belén Enfedaque, Luís Soto, Francisco Díaz, Neus Gual, Elisabeth Martín, Francesc Orfila, Paola Mulero, Rafael Ruiz, Matteo Cesari
Issue: August 2018
Section: Original Article

Frailty is highly prevalent in older persons and associated with negative health-related events and costs. Despite successful clinical trials, translation of evidence into implementation of dedicated programs has been scarce. This is probably due to funding limitations and lack of generalizability of rigid schemes adopted in controlled studies. We propose a guidance to implement complex interventions against frailty in the community, and describe the design and early findings of the +AGIL Barcelona program.