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OBJECTIVE To determine how a population of Chinese patients consulting family physicians in Vancouver use traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), specifically Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture. DESIGN Bilingual survey (English and Chinese). SETTING Four family practices with predominantly Chinese patients in metropolitan Vancouver. PARTICIPANTS The(More)
BACKGROUND Screening for frailty might help to prevent adverse outcomes in hospitalised older adults. OBJECTIVE To identify the most predictive and efficient screening tool for frailty. DESIGN AND SETTING Two consecutive observational prospective cohorts in four hospitals in the Netherlands. SUBJECTS Patients aged ≥70 years, electively or acutely(More)
BACKGROUND fragmented healthcare systems are poorly suited to treat the increasing number of older patients with multimorbidity. OBJECTIVE to report on the development, implementation and evaluation of a regional transitional care programme, aimed at improving the recovery rate of frail hospitalised older patients. METHODS the programme was drafted in(More)
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