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Title
A descriptive framework for new hospital roles in geriatric care.
First Author
Capitman, John A
Date of Pub
1988 Supp.
Pages
17-25
Volume
Supp.
Issue
N/A
Other Authors
Leutz, Walter; MacAdam, Margaret; Prottas, Jeffrey; Westwater, Don; Yee, Donna L
Abstract
Changes in demographics and in the operating environments of acute care hospitals have resulted in the development of new geriatric service products. Presented in this article is a framework for describing the variety of new services in terms of sponsor goals and core activities. Five broad types of geriatric service developments are described: geriatric medical care, post-acute care, transition management, chronic care, and information services. Assessing the implications of new services for the organizational functioning of hospitals is discussed, followed by an examination of the potential contributions of new geriatric services to the quality and accessibility of geriatric care.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Hospital Administration : Hospital Restructuring : Acute Disease : Aged : Bed Conversion : Chronic Disease : Data Collection : Geriatrics : Health Services for the Aged/organization & administration : Human : Long-Term Care : Product Line Management : United States
NTIS Number
PB89-188494