Search Tag: geriatrics

Executive Health Management

Few Young Doctors Are Training To Care For U.S. Elderly

2016 19 Jul

A report in Kaiser Health News has highlighted the serious lack of physicians available to tend to the growing population of elderly in the U.S. saying the problem is going to get worse in the future.Dr Todd Goldberg is one of 36 geriatricians in the state of West Virginia which has the third oldest population in America after Main and Florida.Goldberg... Read more

Executive Health Management

Geriatric Consultations Improve Outcomes for Elderly ER Patients

2015 19 Feb

Patients over the age of 65 who need surgical treatment for traumatic injuries benefit from early consultation with a geriatrician, according to an article in press in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Since older patients struggle with different difficulties following traumatic injury, including cognitive functioning, family support... Read more

ICU Management

Predicting Disability and Death After the ICU

2015 11 Feb

Although an increasing number of older adults are surviving visits to hospital intensive care units (ICUs), many emerge with disabilities such as impaired walking and poor overall function. Interestingly, a Yale School of Medicine study has shown that that the level of disability the year before an ICU visit can predict post-ICU disability and death.... Read more

Executive Health Management

New Care Model Targets Avoidable Hospitalisations For Frail Elderly

2015 13 Jan

Researchers and clinicians at Indiana University (IU) and the Regenstrief Institute have developed a new model aimed at reducing unnecessary hospital transfers of frail elderly nursing home residents. The model addresses communication between staff members within and between nursing facilities and acute care centres. A study reporting on the first year... Read more

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