Intermediate care at a community hospital as an alternative to prolonged general hospital care for elderly patients: a randomised controlled trial
- Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological and Medical Sciences. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;10/10/2011, Vol. 21, p251
The article reports on a study which indicates that the hospitalization of elderly patients due to acute incidents, such as stroke or hip fracture may cause long-term institutionalization nursing care facilities.
- Managing the Geriatric Boom. CANTLUPE, JOE // HealthLeaders Magazine;Nov2011, Vol. 14 Issue 11, p46
The article focuses on the geriatric patient population in the healthcare system, which is expected to grow in the coming years. It highlights the programs and services which healthcare organizations are initiating to address the needs of the booming senior patients and benefit from the great...
- Personal doctor and 24hr helpline for all over-75s as GP contracts are torn up. James Chapman // Daily Mail;11/15/2013, p4
ELDERLY patients are to be assigned a GP personally responsible for their care, Jeremy Hunt announced yesterday.
- Cost Evaluation of Discharge Planning for Hospitalized Elderly. Neidlinger, Susan H.; Scroggins, Kay; Kennedy, Laurie M. // Nursing Economic$;Sep/Oct87, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p225
The article demonstrates an evaluation of the cost efficiency of a comprehensive discharge planning protocol for hospitalized elderly patients implemented by a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. The importance of determining the cost savings of nursing interventions has been well...
- Improving mental health care in general hospitals. Harrison, Anthony // Nursing Older People;May2007, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p32
The mental health needs of older people being cared for within general hospitals and other acute healthcare settings has been specifically identified as a priority for improvement. Yet in reality little has changed. The Department of Health (DH) (2006) has highlighted how many challenges still...
- BMJ Endgames: A New Web-Based BMJ/JGIM Collaboration. Srinivasan, Malathi; Mehta, Neil // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Mar2014, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p423
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including randomized controlled trials, challenging aspects of emerging medical care and view of American Indian patients on health care institutions when compared with personal physicians.
- Communication style and exercise compliance in physiotherapy (CONNECT). A cluster randomized controlled trial to test a theory-based intervention to increase chronic low back pain patients' adherence to physiotherapists' recommendations: study rationale, design, and methods Lonsdale, Chris; Hall, Amanda M.; Williams, Geoffrey C.; McDonough, Suzanne M.; Ntoumanis, Nikos; Murray, Aileen; Hurley, Deirdre A. // BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders;2012, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p104
Background: Physical activity and exercise therapy are among the accepted clinical rehabilitation guidelines and are recommended self-management strategies for chronic low back pain. However, many back pain sufferers do not adhere to their physiotherapist's recommendations. Poor patient...
- Listen to your patients. Ali, Parveen Azam // Nursing Older People;May2007, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p3
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one by Barbara Dearnley and Barbara Robson on involving older people in improving general hospital care and another on supporting the dignity of older people in hospitals.
- The Elder-Friendly Hospital Environment. Bongort, Larry // FacilityCare;Aug2010, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p12
The article discusses ways on how to improve a hospital environment to make it elder-friendly. It explores the dangers of hospitalization that the elderly may face including the increased risk of bed sores and increase of dependence secondary to dementia or delirium. It offers tips on how to...