Karin Geiger

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Among the costs of reproduction, carrying one's infant incurs one of the greatest drains on maternal energy, simply because of the added mass alone. Because of the dearth of archaeological evidence, however, how early bipeds dealt with the additional cost of having to carry infants who were less able to support their body weight against gravity is not(More)
Previous work has suggested that central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is associated with increased costs and risk of mortality; however, no studies have looked at both total and variable costs, and information on outcomes outside of the intensive-care unit (ICU) is sparse. The aim of this study was to determine the excess in-hospital(More)
BACKGROUND Frail elderly people represent a major patient group in family practice. Little is known about the patients' needs, and how their needs evolve over time with increasing frailty towards the end of life. This study will address end-of-life care needs, service utilisation, and experiences of frail elderly patients and their informal caregivers, with(More)
Ältere, gebrechliche Menschen sind eine zunehmend wichtige Zielgruppe in der Gesundheitsversorgung. Wenig ist über ihr Erleben von Gebrechlichkeit bekannt, insbesondere im Hinblick auf die letzte Lebensphase. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist, die Bedürfnisse der Betroffenen mit Fokus auf die letzte Lebensphase zu erfassen. Qualitative Fallverlaufsstudien mit 31(More)
BACKGROUND Frail older people are an increasingly important group in primary care due to demographic change. For these patients, a palliative care approach may be useful to sustain the quality of life in the last phase of their lives. While general practitioners (GPs) play a key role in the primary care for older patients, general palliative care is still(More)
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