Post-hospital clinic for older patients and their family caregivers

Journal Article (Journal)

As a complementary service to our Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinic, the geriatrics Post-Hospital Clinic (PHC) was recently established for prompt follow-up assessment and care of our geriatric patients and their caregivers after hospital discharge. This article describes the initial benefits of the PHC, which include early medical evaluation that prevented worsening of patient's condition, medication reconciliation that prevented adverse patient outcomes, referrals to community services that augmented delivery of care, and caregiver support and education that mitigated caregiver stress.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hendrix, CC; Heflin, MT; Twersky, J; Knight, C; Payne, J; Bradford, JY; Schmader, KE

Published Date

  • May 1, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 20 - 24

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-7929

Citation Source

  • Scopus