Rebecca is a researcher at the University of Otago, Christchurch with a background in statistics. For the past four years, she has been working as part of a team dedicated to better ageing research. Some of their work includes research about frailty. Rebecca's presentation is about the development of a frailty index to help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about the type of care a person may want. The takeaway will be that a frailty index can be a helpful tool to identify robust people who may benefit from treatment such as surgery.