TITLE

Acing Acute Care for Elders

AUTHOR(S)
CLARK, CHERYL
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
89462804

 

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