Interdisciplinary geriatric primary care evaluation and management: two-year outcomes.

  title={Interdisciplinary geriatric primary care evaluation and management: two-year outcomes.},
  author={Robert P. Burns and Linda Olivia Nichols and Jennifer L Martindale-Adams and Marshall J Graney},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={48 1},
BACKGROUND The long-term efficacy of interdisciplinary outpatient primary care Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) has not been proven. This article focuses on results obtained during the 2 years of the study. METHODS In this 2-year randomized clinical trial, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN, 128 veterans, age 65 years and older, were randomized to outpatient GEM or usual care (UC). Two-year follow-up analyses are based on the 98 surviving individuals. Study outcome… CONTINUE READING

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