Modified hospital elder life program: effects on abdominal surgery patients.

@article{Chen2011ModifiedHE,
  title={Modified hospital elder life program: effects on abdominal surgery patients.},
  author={Cheryl C-H Chen and Ming-Tsan Lin and Yu-Wen Tien and C. Yen and Guan-hua Huang and S. Inouye},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={213 2},
  pages={
          245-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND Postsurgical functional decline is common in older patients and can lead to frailty and increased mortality. Comprehensive interventions such as the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) have been shown to be effective, but modifying the HELP to include only 3 key interventions might prove cost-effective for surgical patients. STUDY DESIGN Consecutive patients from August 2007 through April 2009 (n = 179) were enrolled if they had undergone common elective abdominal surgical… Expand
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