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New horizons in comprehensive geriatric assessment.

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posted on 28.03.2018, 10:21 by S. G. Parker, A. McLeod, P. McCue, K. Phelps, M. Bardsley, H. C. Roberts, S. P. Conroy
In this article, we discuss the emergence of new models for delivery of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in the acute hospital setting. CGA is the core technology of Geriatric Medicine and for hospital inpatients it improves key outcomes such as survival, time spent at home and institutionalisation. Traditionally It is delivered by specialised multidisciplinary teams, often in dedicated wards, but in recent years has begun to be taken up and developed quite early in the admission process (at the 'front door'), across traditional ward boundaries and in specialty settings such as surgical and pre-operative care, and oncology. We have scanned recent literature, including observational studies of service evaluations, and service descriptions presented as abstracts of conference presentations to provide an overview of an emerging landscape of innovation and development in CGA services for hospital inpatients.

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This article reports independent research funded by the Health Services and Delivery Research Programme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) (Award number 12/5003).

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Citation

Age and Ageing, 2017, 46 (5), pp. 713-721

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciences

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Age and Ageing

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP) for British Geriatrics Society

issn

0002-0729

eissn

1468-2834

Copyright date

2017

Available date

27/06/2018

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https://academic.oup.com/ageing/article/46/5/713/3920268

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en