The ABCD of the comprehensive geriatric assessment

Paven Kaur, Jeffrey Rowland and Elizabeth Whiting
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51203
Published online: 6 September 2021

The concept of the “ABCD of CGA” would result in varying assessments depending on the environment and needs of the patient

The comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) is considered the gold standard assessment tool for evaluating and providing care to at‐risk and frail older patients. The key elements of the CGA include a multidimensional approach with a coordinated multidisciplinary assessment to identify medical, psychosocial, environmental and functional concerns. The information gathered is used to inform and formulate a detailed and individualised care plan with identified goals focusing on restoring or maintaining function with clear follow‐up.1,2,3

  • Paven Kaur
  • Jeffrey Rowland
  • Elizabeth Whiting

  • Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD

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