Jill T. Richie

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The effectiveness and efficiency of outpatient geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) was compared to usual outpatient primary care (UPC). Although GEM had no overall impact on health care utilization or cost of care for the entire study period, significant reductions were found during the sixteen- to twenty-four-month study period, suggesting a possible(More)
The effectiveness and efficiency of outpatient geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) was compared with usual outpatient primary care (UPC). One hundred sixty frail elderly outpatients were assigned randomly to GEM or UPC and assessed at baseline and at 8 months on measures of (1) health and functional status, (2) psychosocial well-being, (3) quality of(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of geriatric evaluation and management (GEM) with usual primary care (UPC). DESIGN A 2 x 3 randomized controlled group design. SETTING A 450-bed Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) that provides general medical and surgical care to eligible veterans. PARTICIPANTS One-hundred sixty male subjects(More)
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