The Frailty Index appears to predict in-hospital complications and discharge disposition in geriatric trauma patients, a new study found. ... Frailty was prospectively measured in all trauma patients who were geriatric, defined as at least 65 years of age
There are potential disadvantages to keeping all your geriatric expertise in one space-limited unit, agreed Dr. ... old.”. Of course, ACE units will also likely be an important component in future geriatric care.
Comprehensive geriatric assessment of older adults appears to improve hospital survival, a new study indicates. ... Benefit seemed to be derived from geriatric units rather than from geriatric teams, the authors said.
geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. ... American Geriatrics Society updated Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults.
The geriatrics group had a higher mean score on the Short Physical Performance Battery (5.12 vs. ... After hospitalization, geriatric patients were more likely to be discharged to home (25% vs.
according to a study in the November 2017 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, in which researchers interviewed 25 clinicians at three hospitals. ... transitions. Data from the first two years (2013-2014) of the project were published in the March
Certain geriatric conditions in older persons with heart failure may be modifiable risk factors for hospital admission, according to a new study. ... The authors defined geriatric conditions as those that occur in older patients, typically have multiple
a group of patients, caregivers, health system leaders, and experts in geriatric care to work toward finding some concrete answers. ... Tinetti, who is also the Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and section chief of geriatrics at
Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, FACP, professor of geriatric and palliative medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. ... Yaffe. For example, he searched for the topic while editing an educational module about geriatric care and
This frailty index (FI-Laboratory) was developed in a prospective cohort of older adults consecutively admitted to the acute geriatric medicine service at a large tertiary care hospital between April 2015