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  1. Comprehensive discharge planning for the hospitalized elderly : a randomized clinical trial.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To study the effects of a comprehensive discharge planning protocol, designed specifically for the elderly and implemented by nurse specialists, on patient and caregiver outcomes and cost of care.

    Design 

    Randomized clinical trial.

    Setting 

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Patients 

    276 patients and 125 caregivers.

    Patients were 70 years and older and were placed in selected medical and surgical cardiac diagnostic-related groups.

    Measurements 

    Group differences in patient outcomes (length of initial hospital stay, length of time between initial hospital discharge and readmission, and rehospitalization rates) and charges for care (charges for initial hospitalization, rehospitalizations, health services after discharge, and nurse specialist services) were measured 2,6, and 12 weeks after discharge.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Hospitalisation, Vieillard, Etats Unis, Coût, Economie santé, Temps séjour, Planification, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospitalization, Elderly, United States, Costs, Health economy, Residence time, Planning, Human, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0556653

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.