This is a summary of initial findings when looking at risk stratification tool – Electronic Frailty Index (EFI) – and GP appointment activity. The two appear to be related and further analysis may hold to the key to reducing GP work load. Interestingly a lot of activity relates to patients with moderate EFI scores. Life events such as bereavement and unemployment also have a large impact.
Remarkably, more than half with moderate EFIs are aged 50 or less. Matching local services to the needs of this cohort should result in better outcomes for patients, improved use of local services and reduce GP workload.
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