Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients - 12 Month Retrospective Study
|Frail Elderly Elderly Hospitalization Geriatrics|
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients - 12 Month Retrospective Study|
|Study Start Date:||December 2010|
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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01213225
|Principal Investigator:||Sergey I Genkin||Maimonides Medical Center|