Acing Acute Care for Elders

July 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p58
The article discusses the importance of establishing acute care for elders facility promoted by C. Seth Landefeld, MD in his paper published in the 1995 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The initiative is composed of friendlier physical environment, special procedures, planning for going home, and daily evaluation to eliminate unnecessary drugs. While the project lowers hospital expenditures by 5-10%, only 200 units have been created as it is considered unconventional.


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