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New Horizons in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Stuart Parker, Dr Adelina Mcleod, Dr Pat McCue


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© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society. All rights reserved. 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 preoperative 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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Author(s): Parker SG, McLeod A, McCue P, Phelps K, Bardsley M, Roberts HC, Conroy SP

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Age and Ageing

Year: 2017

Volume: 46

Issue: 5

Pages: 713-721

Print publication date: 01/09/2017

Online publication date: 27/01/2017

Acceptance date: 02/06/2017

ISSN (print): 0002-0729

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2834

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afx104


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