Health, Social, and Functional Characteristics of Older Adults With Continuing Care Needs: Implications for Integrated Care.

@article{Brown2018HealthSA,
  title={Health, Social, and Functional Characteristics of Older Adults With Continuing Care Needs: Implications for Integrated Care.},
  author={Cara L Brown and Verena H Menec},
  journal={Journal of aging and health},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          898264318759856
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify older adults who could benefit from integrated care, we examined (a) health, social, and functional characteristics of older, hospitalized adults who required continuing care on discharge and (b) associations between these characteristics and potentially unnecessary health care use. METHOD Personal characteristics were extracted from patient charts ( N = 214) and examined in relation to three outcomes: discharge to institutional care, unnecessary hospital stay… CONTINUE READING

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