Maximizing the functional status of geriatric patients in an acute community hospital setting.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Patients (n = 103) admitted to an inpatient geriatric care unit focusing on restoration of functional status were compared to similar patients (n = 75) admitted to a control-unit. Study unit patients showed significantly greater improvement in basic functional capabilities from admission to discharge than did control-unit patients. A mixed picture evolved when length of stay and total charges of study and control-unit patient were compared by diagnostic-related groups.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meissner, P; Andolsek, K; Mears, PA; Fletcher, B

Published Date

  • August 1, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 524 - 528

PubMed ID

  • 2521113

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/29.4.524


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States