Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients - 12 Month Retrospective Study

This study has been completed.
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Maimonides Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01213225
First received: September 29, 2010
Last updated: August 17, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

September 29, 2010
August 17, 2011
December 2010
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Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients - 12 Month Retrospective Study
Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients - 12 Month Retrospective Study

Nursing home patients admitted to the hospital poses significant challenge for health care providers. Geriatric teaching pays particular attention to these admissions and related problems. However, it yet to be proven, that geriatric training helps to overcome any of them in better way then non-geriatric education. The study aims to prove that geriatric care provides advantages over non-geriatric training in caring for nursing home patients admitted to the hospital.

Context Nursing home patients admitted to the hospital poses significant challenge for health care providers. Geriatric age, frailty, multiple readmissions, prolonged length of stay, and high mortality are just few attributes of nursing home patients in the hospital. Geriatric teaching pays particular attention to these challenging problems. However, it yet to be proven, that geriatric training helps to overcome any of them in better way then non-geriatric education.

Objective To test the hypothesis that geriatric care provides advantages over non-geriatric training in caring for nursing home patients admitted to the hospital in regards to length of stay, rate of expirations and rate of readmissions. The secondary objective is to compare expirations and readmissions among patients cared for by geriatricians and non-geriatricians.

Design, Setting, and Participants Retrospective cohort study of patients admitted from Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Nursing Home (MJGNH) to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) over 12 month period and under the care of geriatricians, non-geriatric internists, and surgeons. Comparison of the three study groups by age, sex, expiration rate, length of hospital stay (LOS) and readmission rate. Comparison of expired patients by age, sex and average LOS. Comparison of readmissions expiration rate, by preservation of continuity of care, by emergency room visits without admission.

Observational
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

65 years of age and older

  • Frail Elderly
  • Elderly
  • Hospitalization
  • Geriatrics
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients admitted to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) from affiliated Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Nursing Home (MJGNH)for `12 month period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
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NCT01213225
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Sergey Genkin, MD, Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Sergey I Genkin Maimonides Medical Center
Maimonides Medical Center
August 2011

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