This guest interview for the IHIs readmissions blog addresses some of the challenges and opportunities to improve systems of care for frail older people.
Transition of Care for Hospitalized Elderly Patients - Development of a Discharge Checklist for Hospitalists
Discharge from the hospital is a critical transition point in a patient’s care and incomplete handoffs at discharge can lead to adverse events for patients and result in avoidable readmission.
This toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians recommends procedures for both initial assessment for older people on admission to acute care and later comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA).
This publication, developed by multidisciplinary group including the British Geriatrics Society, recommends ways in which emergency admissions can be reduced and the experience of those admitted improved.