A descriptive framework for new hospital roles in geriatric care.
Capitman, John A
Date of Pub
Leutz, Walter; MacAdam, Margaret; Prottas, Jeffrey; Westwater, Don; Yee, Donna L
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.
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