TITLE

2011 - Review: Inpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment improves the likelihood of living at home at 12 months

AUTHOR(S)
Barer, David
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;12/20/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 6, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) which examined if inpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) increases the likelihood of living at home after hospital discharge. The meta-analysis revealed that CGA improves the likelihood of living at home following discharge. It also showed that CGA reduces risk for institutionalization compared with nonspecialist medical ward care.
ACCESSION #
69709869

 

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