Promoting positive outcomes through geriatric units. Statistical profile of the first 100 patients

James Greene, W. Johnson

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The medical and psychological problems of the elderly have become increasingly visible and of significant concern during the past decade. The National Institute of Health estimates that three out of four persons aged 65 and over have at least one medical problem. These illnesses may affect the aging persons to the point that they become dependent on others. When these factors are not addressed with a holistic approach, many patients may remain untreated and may go to nursing homes or other institutions, whereas with proper diagnosis and treatment many of them might be able to regain much of their independence. Since the completion of this study in 1980, many others have been reported. The evidence from these studies supports the conclusions that a specialized geriatric unit promotes more positive outcomes for geriatric patients in medical, psychological, and social perspectives. The present paper will review the statistical profile of the first 100 patients admitted to a geriatric unit in 1978-79 at the James A. Haley VA Hospital.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Tennessee Medical Association
Volume79
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Geriatrics
Psychology
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Nursing Homes
Therapeutics

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Promoting positive outcomes through geriatric units. Statistical profile of the first 100 patients. / Greene, James; Johnson, W.

In: Journal of the Tennessee Medical Association, Vol. 79, No. 2, 01.01.1986, p. 77-81.

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