Targeting the hospitalized elderly for geriatric consultation.

  title={Targeting the hospitalized elderly for geriatric consultation.},
  author={Carol Hutner Winograd and Meghan B. Gerety and Elizabeth W. Brown and V Kolodny},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={36 12},
This empirical study reports the proportion of hospitalized elderly patients who were identified as frail. As a part of a randomized controlled trial, standardized criteria were developed to target the frail hospitalized elderly for geriatric consultation. Twelve-hundred patients aged 65 years and older admitted to the medical and surgical services at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Center were screened. Because of administrative exclusions of the randomized controlled trial (eg… CONTINUE READING

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