Robert M McCann

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Hip fractures in older adults are a common event, leading to substantial morbidity and mortality. Hip fractures have been previously described as a "geriatric, rather than orthopedic disease." Patients with this condition have a high prevalence of comorbidity and a high risk of complications from surgery, and for this reason, geriatricians may be well(More)
In this paper, we assess the traits that older adults associate with younger, middle-aged, and older adults in five Pacific Rim nations from Western and Eastern cultural traditions (Australia, People's Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Philippines, Thailand). We find cross-cultural trends which replicate patterns found in the US context. In most cultures,(More)
OBJECTIVES To conduct a pilot study to examine physician patient interaction when elderly patients are accompanied during a medical visit. METHODS This was a study in which 30 patients were randomly assigned to be accompanied (13) or unaccompanied (17) during a regular medical visit to their physician. Visits were tape recorded, transcribed, and coded(More)
Physicians-in-training discharge many older patients from the hospital, but few have any knowledge of what happens to the patients they send home, of how discharge plans are applied, or of the difficulties patients and their families face. The authors describe a pilot program, Hospital to Home, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this statement is to delineate basic expectations regarding primary palliative care competencies and skills to be considered, learned, and practiced by providers and healthcare services across hospitals and community settings when caring for patients and families with stroke. METHODS Members of the writing group were(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies investigating adverse outcomes of hospitalized elders have focused on community-dwelling patients. Given the rapid growth of populations living in other settings, such as assisted living facilities, it is important to understand whether these patients are at higher risk of experiencing specific adverse outcomes during(More)
In 1999, the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry committed to major restructuring of its undergraduate medical school curriculum. A distinguishing feature of this reform was the planned emphasis on and integration of several core topics or themes throughout the 4 years of the curriculum. One of these curricular themes was aging. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the feasibility and effect of an emergency medical services (EMS) program that screened, educated, and referred older adults with unmet needs. DESIGN A cluster sample design evaluation of an intervention conducted by EMS in one of two communities. SETTING Two rural communities in upstate New York. PARTICIPANTS Two hundred(More)
This article describes the experience of fourth-year medical students participating in a geriatric education program integrated into a 4-week emergency medicine student clerkship. Between July 2002 and April 2003, all students in this required clerkship participated in a geriatric educational program consisting of a small group discussion of medical and(More)