This research paper looks at the effect of a twelve-month individually tailored multifactorial, interdisciplinary intervention targeting frailty, compared with usual care. The intervention reduced phenotypically defined frailty (weakness, slowness, and low energy expenditure) and improved mobility.
This paper produced by Yang Tian and colleagues at the King’s Fund explores the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay. It uses Torbay’s unique patient-level linked data set to explore the cost of the care pathway for older people admitted to hospital as a result of a fall by tracking their care costs in the 12 months before and after their fall.
REFINE (REducing Falls in In-patieNt Elderly) using bed and bedside chair pressure sensors linked to radio-pagers in acute hospital care: a randomised controlled trial
This paper describes a randomized controlled trial of bed and bedside chair pressure sensors using radio-pagers (intervention group) compared to standard care (control group) in elderly patents admitted to acute, general medical wards in a large UK teaching hospital.
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 paper outlines an evidence-based approach to preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections in older people in hospital.