Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Elderly Patients Increases Ability to Live at Home

January 4, 2012 | Risk Management News

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Performance of a comprehensive geriatric assessment in elderly patients admitted to the hospital through the emergency department is associated with an increase in patients’ abilities to live at home and avoid institutionalization, according to a review article in the December 20, 2011, Annals of Internal Medicine. The assessment, which was defined as multilevel assessment and management of medical, psychiatric, functional, and social domains by a multidisciplinary team, was not associated with reduced mortality.

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