TITLE

Belgian care programme for older patients

AUTHOR(S)
BAEYENS, J. P.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging;Jun2010, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p474
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the aspects of the Belgian care programme for patients 75 years and older. He agrees with the goals of the January 2007 Royal Decree on giving a geriatric profile to older patients and admitting them to a general hospital for the proper specialist care and the best patient-centered health care. An overview of the five-part Belgian Care Plan is given. The author avers that the bigger challenge is to encourage young physicians to start their training in geriatric medicine.
ACCESSION #
52836651

 

Related Articles

  • The importance of older patients' experiences with care delivery for their quality of life after hospitalization. Hartgerink, Jacqueline M.; Cramm, Jane M.; Bakker, Ton J.; Mackenbach, Johan P.; Nieboer, Anna P. // BMC Health Services Research;Aug2015, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1 

    Background: Older patients' experiences with care delivery may be important for their quality of life over time. Evidence is however lacking. Therefore, this study aims to identify the longitudinal relationship between older patients' experiences with hospital care, perceived quality of...

  • Multidimensional Prognostic Index Predicts Mortality and Length of Stay During Hospitalization in the Older Patients: A Multicenter Prospective Study. Volpato, Stefano; Bazzano, Salvatore; Fontana, Andrea; Ferrucci, Luigi; Pilotto, Alberto // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Mar2015, Vol. 70 Issue 3, p323 

    Background. The Multidimensional Prognostic Index (MPI) is a validated predictive tool for long-term mortality based on information collected in a standardized Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. We investigated whether the MPI is an effective predictor of intrahospital mortality and length of...

  • Is that geriatric patient really ready to go home? Jacobs, Lynn; Fontana, Rosalie; Albert, Diane // RN;Nov85, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p40 

    Details the measures taken by a geriatric outpatient clinic to prevent post-discharge problems. Preparation procedures; Importance of a written plan; Precautions to consider in the homemaking service. INSET: When the geriatric patient goes home.

  • Study probes barriers to hospital discharges.  // New Hampshire Business Review;6/26/2015, Vol. 37 Issue 13, p22 

    The article reports on the findings of a study from the nonprofit company Foundation for Healthy Communities which indicate that older patients are affected by barriers that prevent them from being discharged from the hospital, which include unable to access a nursing home bed and uninsured.

  • Experience of commencing Carvedilol in elderly patients with heart failure in a routine outpatient clinic. Owen, Andrew // European Journal of Heart Failure;Sep2000, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p287 

    Carvedilol has been shown to be beneficial for patients with heart failure, but it is not clear how it should be initiated in routine clinical practice, particularly in the elderly. This study is a retrospective review of 19 patients of age 80±4 years with heart failure, who had Carvedilol...

  • The management of heart failure in Spain. Masiá, Rafael; Sala, Joan; Marrugat, Jaume; Roure, Júlia; Cosín-Aguilar, Juan // European Journal of Heart Failure;Sep2000, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p341 

    The article discusses the status and management of heart failure disease in Spain. It states that the Spanish Society of Cardiology issued guidelines on how to manage heart failure in the country. In addition, heart failure is the main cause of hospitalization in older Spanish population....

  • The impact of early emergency department allied health intervention on admission rates in older people: a non-randomized clinical study.  // BMC Geriatrics;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p8 

    The article presents a non-randomized clinical study which aims at determining the impact of early intervention by hospital emergency department (ED) on the admission rates in older people. The study was conducted on two groups of patients in two hospital EDs in Australia, one receiving early...

  • TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE READMISSIONS. GEYER, SHERREE // Managed Healthcare Executive;Aug2015, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p35 

    The article offers information on several digital technological services used by hospitals for reducing hospital readmissions. Good to Go for nurses and patients which offers audio and video discharge instructions available to patients via mobile application. CareSage which allows health...

  • Impacto de un programa de atención domiciliaria al enfermo crónico en ancianos: calidad de vida y reingresos hospitalarios.  // Salud Pública de México;jan2011, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p17 

    No abstract available.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics