Geriatric syndromes in elderly patients admitted to an oncology-acute care for elders unit.

@article{Flood2006GeriatricSI,
  title={Geriatric syndromes in elderly patients admitted to an oncology-acute care for elders unit.},
  author={Kellie L. Flood and Maria B. Carroll and Cyndi V Le and Linda S. Ball and Debbie A Esker and David B Carr},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 15},
  pages={
          2298-303
        }
}
PURPOSE The goal of this study was to characterize an elderly population admitted to a novel Oncology-Acute Care for Elders (OACE) unit, determine the prevalence of functional dependencies and geriatric syndromes, and examine their suitability for an interdisciplinary model of care. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of 119 patients age 65 years or older who had a primary oncologic or hematologic diagnosis and were admitted to the OACE Unit. Standard geriatric screens… CONTINUE READING
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