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  1. The limited value of routine laboratory assessments in severly impaired nursing home residents.

    Article - En anglais


    - To determine the usefulness of a routine, comprehensive battery of laboratory tests in a severely impaired elderly nursing home population.


    - Prospective observational survey.


    - Skilled nursing facility wards of a geriatric and extended care veterans hospital.


    Consecutive sample of 108 veterans with severe cognitive and functional impairments, who had been hospitalized at least 6 months.

    Main Outcome Measures

    - Proportions of tests categorized as screening, monitoring, follow-up, or diagnostic ; frequency of abnormal test results, interventions warranted and performed on the basis of these abnormalities, and beneficial or adverse effects.


    - Of 6771 individual nondiagnostic tests performed, 17.2% yielded abnormal results ; of these, 33.3% were new.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Examen laboratoire, Vieillard, Ancien combattant, Surveillance sanitaire, Dépistage, Service santé, Hôpital, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Laboratory investigations, Elderly, Veteran, Sanitary surveillance, Medical screening, Health service, Hospital, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0203594

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