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Evid Based Nurs 3:83 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.3.83
  • Treatment

Comprehensive, in-hospital geriatric assessment plus an interdisciplinary home intervention after discharge reduced length of subsequent readmissions and improved functioning

Home intervention v assessment alone v usual care for elderly patients admitted to hospital with acute illness

Outcomes at 1 year Home intervention Assessment alone Usual care
† No significant difference among groups.
Mortality† 18.2% 16.8% 17.3%
Length of stay during geriatric hospital readmission, days 15.3 32.3 34.0
Length of nursing home stay, days 114.7 161.6 170.0
Instrumental functioning score 5.6 4.1 4.3

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