Comprehensive discharge planning for the hospitalized elderly : a randomized clinical trial.
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.
Randomized clinical trial.
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
276 patients and 125 caregivers.
Patients were 70 years and older and were placed in selected medical and surgical cardiac diagnostic-related groups.
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
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556653
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 09/06/1995.