Comprehensive geriatric unit improved outcomes in hip fracture patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Treating hip fracture patients on a geriatric unit instead of an orthopedic one resulted in slightly improved mobility, quality of life, and activities of daily living 4 months after hospitalization, a study found.
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Geriatric conditions may increase risk for heart failure hospitalization | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Certain geriatric conditions in older persons with heart failure may be modifiable risk factors for hospital admission, according to a new study.
Evidence and guidelines are against feeding tubes for patients with advanced dementia, but practice often differs.
Two new trials of acute care for the elderly (ACE) services included hospitalists and found potential benefits to these alternative models of geriatric care.
With no definitive method in place to keep patients from returning to the hospital, perhaps it's time to look at the problem in a new way.
Frailty Index appears to predict adverse outcomes in geriatric trauma patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The Frailty Index appears to predict in-hospital complications and discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients, a new study found.
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Comprehensive geriatric assessment improves survival in older adults, study finds | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Comprehensive geriatric assessment of older adults appears to improve hospital survival, a new study indicates.
With their special focus, Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) units have the potential to eliminate many of the issues that make hospitalization more difficult for elderly patients.