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Comprehensive geriatric assessment improves outcomes for frail older people at risk in acute hospitals, but toolkits aimed at enhancing its delivery by non-specialists require prolonged geriatrician support.

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Simon Paul Conroy 1,*, Martin Bardsley 2, Paul Smith 2, Jenny Neuburger 2, Eilís Keeble 2, Sandeepa Arora 2, Joshua Kraindler 2, Cono Ariti 2, Chris Sherlaw-Johnson 2, Andrew Street 3, Helen Roberts 4, Sheila Kennedy 5, Graham Martin 6, Kay Phelps 6, Emma Regen 6, David Kocman 6, Patricia McCue 7, Elizabeth Fisher 2, Stuart Parker 7

1 Leicester Royal Infirmary, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
2 Nuffield Trust, London, UK
3 Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK
4 Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK
5 School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
6 Department of Health Sciences, College of Life Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
7 Institute of Health & Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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