Comprehensive discharge planning for the hospitalized elderly. A randomized clinical trial.

@article{Naylor1994ComprehensiveDP,
  title={Comprehensive discharge planning for the hospitalized elderly. A randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Mary D. Naylor and Dorothy A Brooten and Rick Jones and Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey and Mathy D. Mezey and Mark V. Pauly},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={120 12},
  pages={999-1006}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of a comprehensive discharge planning protocol, designed specifically for the elderly and implemented by nurse specialists, on patient and caregiver outcomes and cost of care. DESIGN Randomized clinical trial. SETTING Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. PATIENTS 276 patients and 125 caregivers. Patients were 70… CONTINUE READING