Outpatient thromboprophylaxis after hip or knee surgery: discrepancies and concerns
- Impact of Hospitalisation in an Acute Medical Geriatric Unit on Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use. Laroche, Marie-Laure; Charmes, Jean-Pierre; Nouaille, Yves; Fourrier, Annie; Merle, Louis // Drugs & Aging;2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p49
Background and objective: Potentially inappropriate medication use is a major safety issue in the elderly and may cause a substantial proportion of drug-related hospital admissions. Hospitalisation could result in a change in the quantity and type of drugs, but its effect on potentially...
- Comprehensive Discharge Planning for the Hospitalized Elderly. Naylor, Mary; Brooten, Dorothy; Jones, Robert; Lavizzo-Mourey, Risa; Mezey, Mathy; Pauly, Mark // Annals of Internal Medicine;6/15/94, Vol. 120 Issue 12, p999
Presents information on a study which examined the effects of a comprehensive discharge planning protocol on patients and caregiver outcomes and cost of care. Characteristics of hospitalized elderly patients in medical and surgical diagnostic-related groups; Methodology; Results and discussion.
- Elderly heart failure patients get help at home. // Hospital Case Management;Apr2010, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p57
The article presents information on the Hospital to Home program, a joint initiative of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and Care for Elders, a community coalition that cares for older adults. The program provides a transition coach who goes into the home of elderly heart failure...
- Delayed discharge falls, not rises. Cartwright, Ruth // Community Care;11/22/2007, Issue 1700, p12
The author responds to a government report which states that the decrease in delayed discharges from hospital is declining in Great Britain. She claims that the government figure is wrong because delayed discharges from hospital continues. She points out the conflict between the policy of...
- Self referral to hospital may be fuelled by desperation. Hilton, Claire // BMJ: British Medical Journal;10/6/2012, Vol. 345 Issue 7877, p26
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Pressure on hospitals has led to worse care for older patients," by N. Hawkes in the September12, 2012 issue of the journal.
- Factors affecting early unplanned readmission of elderly patients to hospital. Williams, E. Idris; Fitton, Freda // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);9/24/88, Vol. 297 Issue 6651, p784
Focuses on the early unplanned readmission of elderly patients to hospitals. Reasons for readmission; Rates of readmission in the aged; Characteristics of patients readmitted in an emergency.
- readmission of older people to acute medical units. Munshi, Sunil Kumar // Nursing Older People;Mar2002, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p14
Presents a report on the analysis of readmission of older people to a teaching hospital in Great Britain from 1998 to 2000. Classifications of the readmission; Statistics on the number of readmissions during the three years; Reasons for readmissions.
- A winter survey of domestic heating among elderly patients. Morgan, R.; Blair, A.; King, D. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Feb1996, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p85
Elderly people have a greater need for domestic heating given the time they spend at home and the decline in the body thermoregulation that occurs with ageing. The use of domestic heating by 200 mentally competent newly admitted elderly in patients was evaluated by means of a questionnaire...
- Continuity and Adherence to Long-Term Drug Treatment by Geriatric Patients after Hospital Discharge: A Prospective Cohort Study. Mansur, Nariman; Weiss, Avraham; Hoffman, Amnon; Gruenewald, Tsipora; Beloosesky, Yichayaou // Drugs & Aging;2008, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p861
BACKGROUND: Increased life expectancy is associated with an increased prevalence of chronic diseases and drug consumption. Changes often occur in the medication regimen after hospitalization. The extent and nature of these changes and the adherence of elderly patients have not yet been fully...