A randomized, controlled trial of a geriatric assessment unit in a community rehabilitation hospital.

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We conducted a randomized trial in a community rehabilitation hospital to determine the effect of treatment in a geriatric assessment unit on the physical function, institutionalization rate, and mortality of elderly patients. Functionally impaired elderly patients (mean age, 78.8 years) who were recovering from acute medical or surgical illnesses and were… (More)

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@article{Applegate1990ARC, title={A randomized, controlled trial of a geriatric assessment unit in a community rehabilitation hospital.}, author={William B. Applegate and Steven Miller and Marshall J Graney and Jane Elam and R. Burns and Dr. E. William Akins}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={1990}, volume={322 22}, pages={1572-8} }