Norbert Specht-Leible

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OBJECTIVE to prove the effectiveness of geriatric evaluation and management for elderly, hospitalized patients, combined with post-discharge home intervention by an interdisciplinary team. DESIGN randomized controlled trial with outcome and costs assessed for 12 months after the date of admission. SETTING university-affiliated geriatric hospital and the(More)
BACKGROUND To describe hospitalisations of nursing home (NH) residents in Germany during their last months of life. METHODS Retrospective cohort study on 792 NH residents in the Rhine-Neckar region in South-West Germany, newly institutionalized in the year 2000, who died until the study end (December 2001). Baseline variables were derived from a(More)
BACKGROUND Persons with dementia hospitalized for an acute illness have a high risk of poor outcomes and add to the burden on acute care systems. We developed a segregated Special Care Unit (SCU) in a somatic hospital for patients with challenging behavior resulting from dementia and/or delirium. This pilot study evaluates the feasibility and patient(More)
The competent handling of money is an essential basis for living independently. Seventy-eight consecutively admitted patients to a geriatric hospital underwent the Timed Test of Money Counting (TTMC) which measures patients' ability to open a purse, take out all the money and count it. Further assessment included Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE),(More)
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