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

Barer, David
December 2011
ACP Journal Club;12/20/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 6, p1
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Comprehensive geriatric assessment and home-based rehabilitation for elderly people with a history of recurrent non-elective hospital admissions. Stott, David J.; Buttery, Amanda K.; Bowman, Adam; Agnew, Rona; Burrow, Katriona; Mitchell, Sarah L.; Ramsay, Scott; Knight, Paul V. // Age & Ageing;Sep2006, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p487 

    Objective: to determine whether a co-ordinated programme of geriatric assessment and multidisciplinary home-based rehabilitation reduces disability and prevents non-elective hospital readmission in high-risk elderly patients. Design: nested case-control study comparing usual post-discharge care...

  • `Team' assessment benefits community hospitalized elderly.  // Geriatrics;Jul93, Vol. 48 Issue 7, p78 

    Features the study `Inpatient community-based geriatric assessment reduces subsequent mortality,' by DR Thomas, R Brahan and BP Haywood. Publication in the 1993 issue of Journal of American Geriatric Society; Reduction of mortality of comprehensive geriatric inpatient consultation teams.

  • Clinical digest. Comprehensive geriatric assessment should become standard, say researchers.  // Nursing Standard;12/14/2011-1/3/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 15-17, p17 

    The article reports on research on geriatric assessments which was published in a 2011 issue of the "British Medical Journal" and found that geriatric patients who had been comprehensively assessed were more likely to live in their own home and avoid unnecessary admission to residential care.

  • Preventive Home Visits for Older People: A Systematic Review. Tourigny, André; Bédard, Annick; Laurin, Danielle; Kröger, Edeltraut; Durand, Pierre; Bonin, Lucie; Sévigny, Andrée; Frappier, Annie; Roussel, Marie Ève; Martin, Mélanie // Canadian Journal on Aging;Dec2015, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p506 

    The article focuses on the systematic review aimed to evaluate effectiveness of preventive medicine for older people. Topics discussed include the controlled trials which compare the intervention with and without professional home care, comprehensive geriatric assessments and follow-up visit of...

  • Impact of geriatric consultation teams on clinical outcome in acute hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Deschodt, Mieke; Flamaing, Johan; Haentjens, Patrick; Boonen, Steven; Milisen, Koen // BMC Medicine;2013, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older patients admitted to dedicated wards has proven to be beneficial, but the impact of comprehensive geriatric assessment delivered by mobile inpatient geriatric consultation teams remains unclear. This review and meta-analysis aims to...

  • A Randomized Trial of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Care of Hospitalized Patients. Reuben, David B.; Borok, Gerald M.; Wolde-Tsadik, Girma; Ershoff, Daniel H.; Fishman, Linda K.; Ambrosini, Virginia L.; Liu, Yunbao; Rubenstein, Laurence Z.; Beck, John C. // New England Journal of Medicine;5/18/95, Vol. 332 Issue 20, p1345 

    Details a randomized clinical trial that attempted to determine the benefits of comprehensive geriatric assessment by an inpatient consultation service on the health status and survival of hospitalized elderly patients at four medical centers. Finding that, in this particular HMO, comprehensive...

  • Late-life depression and quality of life in a geriatric evaluation and management unit: an exploratory study. Jui-Hung Lin; Min-Wei Huang; Deng-Wu Wang; Yi-Ming Chen; Chu-Sheng Lin; Yi-Jing Tang; Shu-Hui Yang; Hsien-Yuan Lane // BMC Geriatrics;2014, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p1 

    Background Late-life depression is common among elderly patients. Ignorance of the health problem, either because of under-diagnosis or under-treatment, causes additional medical cost and comorbidity. For a better health and quality of life (QoL), evaluation, prevention and treatment of...

  • Effect of in-hospital comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in older people with hip fracture. The protocol of the Trondheim Hip Fracture Trial. Sletvold, Olav; Helbostad, Jorunn L.; Thingstad, Pernille; Taraldsen, Kristin; Prestmo, Anders; Lamb, Sarah E.; Aamodt, Arild; Johnsen, Roar; Magnussen, Jon; Saltvedt, Ingvild // BMC Geriatrics;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p18 

    Background: Hip fractures in older people are associated with high morbidity, mortality, disability and reduction in quality of life. Traditionally people with hip fracture are cared for in orthopaedic departments without additional geriatric assessment. However, studies of postoperative...

  • Mobile geriatrische Rehabilitation bei funktionell schwer beeinträchtigten Patienten. Schulz, R.; Knauf, W.; Püllen, R. // Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie;Feb2014, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p147 

    Introduction: Mobile geriatric rehabilitation is an outpatient rehabilitative treatment in which a multidisciplinary team treats elderly patients at home. This kind of treatment has been performed in rare cases in Germany but there are no data available on the effectiveness in patients with...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics