UNIGE document Scientific Article - Review
previous document  unige:31443  next document
add to browser collection
Title

Efficiency and applicability of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency department: a systematic review

Authors
Published in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. 2011, vol. 23, no. 4, p. 244-54
Abstract Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) may benefit frail or chronically ill patients in the emergency department (ED), but take too much time to be performed routinely in ED. An alternative approach is to use first a screening tool to detect high-risk patients and then perform CGA in these patients only. This systematic review focuses on the use and value of CGA in ED for evaluation of older patients and its influence on adverse outcomes. This approach is compared with an alternative one using existing screening tools, validated in ED, to detect high-risk patients needing subsequent CGA. This review ends by suggesting a short assessment of CGA to be used in ED and ways to improve home discharge management from ED.
Keywords AgedAged, 80 and overAlgorithmsEmergency Service, Hospital/organization & administrationFrail ElderlyGeriatric AssessmentHumansMEDLINERisk AssessmentRisk FactorsTriage
Identifiers
PMID: 20930499
Full text
Article (Published version) (479 Kb) - document accessible for UNIGE members only Limited access to UNIGE
Structures
Research group Démence du sujet âgé, troubles cognitifs, la symptomatologie cognitive (577)
Citation
(ISO format)
GRAF, Christophe et al. Efficiency and applicability of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency department: a systematic review. In: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 2011, vol. 23, n° 4, p. 244-54. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:31443

250 hits

0 download

Update

Deposited on : 2013-11-27

Export document
Format :
Citation style :