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This issue contains articles on optimizing geriatric care, publishing a quality improvement project and preventing catheter-associated infections, among others. ... Given the coming wave of patients from the baby boomer generation, hospitals can't afford
Mattison believes the model of hospital-wide intervention may be a good solution to future geriatric care challenges. ... old.”. Of course, ACE units will also likely be an important component in future geriatric care.
In the first conference coverage article, a Boston physician describes his work providing and researching health care for the homeless. ... Multiple articles in this issue tackle challenges hospitalists face with geriatric care.
Geriatric care tailored to each patient's needs should be available regardless of setting, condition, or provider,” they wrote. ... The time has come to deploy an integrated geriatric model of care.”.
They were physicians who had been nominated by their colleagues and chosen by our editorial board for their work on “improving geriatric care, growing hospital admissions, facilitating transitions of care and ... This issue also has articles to help
Two new trials of acute care for the elderly (ACE) services included hospitalists and found potential benefits to these alternative models of geriatric care. ... The primary outcome was recognition of patients' abnormal functional status, on which the
Compared to the usual care group, they had a mean increase on the Short Physical Performance Battery scale of 2.2 points (0.2 point vs. ... and hand grip in the intervention group but not in the usual care group.
The Norwegian trial randomized about 400 previously community-dwelling patients, age 70 or over, to either usual orthopedic care for a hip fracture or comprehensive geriatric care. ... However,” the authors wrote, “the availability of comprehensive
Theyâve focused on improving geriatric care, growing hospital admissions, facilitating transitions of care and raising staff satisfaction. ... Reynolds Foundation, allows eight hospitalists a year to spend 12 months learning about geriatric care.
At most hospitals, paying for medical care means handing over proof of insurance or a credit card. ... The Caring Place provides everything from prenatal to geriatric care. Although the care is officially free, the clinic also allows patients to pay for