Review: Exercise interventions reduce length and cost of hospital stay in older patients hospitalized for acute conditions

De Morton, N.; Keating, J.; Jeffs, K.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p72
Academic Journal
The article examines a study on the effectivity of exercise interventions in improving functional status and hospital outcomes in older patients hospitalized for acute medical conditions. Results revealed that exercise-only and multidisciplinary interventions do not differ from usual care. In addition, multidisciplinary exercise intervention is found to lead to a shorter hospital stay. It is concluded that multidisciplinary interventions lessen the length of hospital stay.


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