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New horizons: Urgent care for older people with frailty

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posted on 10.11.2016, 14:44 by Simon P. Conroy, S. Turpin
Urgent care for older people is a major public health issue and attracts much policy attention. Despite many efforts to curb demand, many older people with frailty and urgent care needs to access acute hospital services. The predominant model of care delivered in acute hospitals tends to be medically focussed, yet the evidence-based approaches that appear to be effective invoke a holistic model of care, delivered by interdisciplinary teams embedding geriatric competencies into their service. This article reviews the role for holistic care-termed Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the research literature-and how it can be used as an organising framework to guide future iterations of acute services to be better able to meet the multifaceted needs of older people.

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Citation

Age and Ageing, 2016, 45 (5), pp. 579-586

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Age and Ageing

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP) for British Geriatrics Society

issn

0002-0729

eissn

1468-2834

Acceptance date

13/05/2016

Available date

01/08/2017

Publisher version

http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/5/579

Language

en