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Do geriatric programs decrease long-term use of acute care beds?

Authors
  • Brymer, C D
  • Kohm, C A
  • Naglie, G
  • Shekter-Wolfson, L
  • Zorzitto, M L
  • O'Rourke, K
  • Kirkland, J L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1995
Volume
43
Issue
8
Pages
885–889
Identifiers
PMID: 7636096
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The introduction of coordinated geriatric and discharge planning services was associated with a decrease in the percentage of beds occupied by patients awaiting long-term care in both teaching and community hospitals.

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