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In France, emergency departments (EDs) are the fastest and most common means for general practitioners (GPs) to cope with the complex issues presented by elderly patients with multiple conditions. EDs are overburdened, and studies show that being treated in EDs can have a damaging effect on the health of elderly patients. Outpatient care or planned hospitalizations are possible solutions if appropriate geriatric medical advice is provided. In 2013, France's regional health authorities proposed creating direct telephone helplines, "geriatric hotlines," staffed by geriatric specialists to encourage interactions between GP clinics and hospitals. These hotlines are designed to improve health care pathways and the health status of the elderly.
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To explore the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on rural disparities in oral health services utilization based on disability status.
Socially disadvantaged groups are more likely to have poor mental health and experience inequities in mental health service use, quality of care and health outcomes. A promising practice is the develo...
Self-efficacy (SE) has been shown to be a remarkable cognitive factor affecting health. Subjective perception of memory and other cognitive failures (i.e., subjective cognitive complaints [SCC]) have ...
Australia has vast areas of desert, wilderness and offshore islands where nurses provide the majority of health care services. The residents of Australia's remote communities generally have poorer hea...
In France, for general practitioners, the Emergency Hospitality Services (UAS) are the fastest and usual way to respond to the complexity of managing elderly polypathological patients. In ...
The aim of this study is to design and assess the accuracy of administering the electronic Geriatric Assessment Bundle (e-GAB) compared to geriatrician performed comprehensive geriatric as...
The present study "Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment for frail older people in Swedish acute care settings - a randomized controlled study" comprises two study arms: one intervention and ...
Nursing home patients admitted to the hospital pose a significant challenge for health care providers. Geriatric teaching pays particular attention to these admissions and related problems...
Frailty, osteoporosis, and depression are three highly prevalent geriatric syndromes. Having these conditions are associated with adverse outcome in physical health, mental health, quality...
A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/meyerrpt.htm accessed 11/25/2011)
A center in the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE which is primarily concerned with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics on vital events and health activities to reflect the health status of people, health needs, and health resources.
The measurement of the health status for a given population using a variety of indices, including morbidity, mortality, and available health resources.