New Ways to Care For Older People: Building Systems Based on Evidence

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This book conveys the good news: there is considerable evidence that practitioners themselves can design more effective systems of care for older people, often at lower costs. The researchers here point the way ahead: "evidence-based" interventions; proactive population-based care programs; patient-centered delivery models - all developed under rigorous research controls and under the mandates of managed care. The results reported here are proof that the convergence of wellness movements, patient participation, ...
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Overview

This book conveys the good news: there is considerable evidence that practitioners themselves can design more effective systems of care for older people, often at lower costs. The researchers here point the way ahead: "evidence-based" interventions; proactive population-based care programs; patient-centered delivery models - all developed under rigorous research controls and under the mandates of managed care. The results reported here are proof that the convergence of wellness movements, patient participation, and managed care administration can be harnessed for improved and often more cost-effective gerontologic care.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This multiauthored book reviews systems of care for older persons.
Purpose: Its purpose is to provide an evidence-based assessment of the need for care of older persons and ways of providing the care needed.
Audience: This book is aimed at geriatricians, social gerontologists, and those who design, measure, and implement systems of care for older persons.
Features: The organization is excellent, including discussions aimed at the major levels of care. The bibliographic/essay nature of many of the chapters is exceptionally well-cited with the best and most germane references.
Assessment: This thoughtful book is written by leaders in the field of geriatric medicine. For each major point on the line representing the "continuum of care" so often spoken of in geriatrics, the contributors give evidence for the system of care that best meets the needs of older persons. For all persons contemplating program development in any area of caring for older persons, this book will provide much thoughtful information.
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A broad audience will want to read this book for its compilation of useful approaches to improving the care of older people. The evidence presented throughout underscores the positive, proactive, and patient-centered approaches to many once seemingly intractable concomitants of aging, and it challenges us to reorganize our health care programs right now. Can we afford to do anything less?
David O. Staats
This multiauthored book reviews systems of care for older persons. Its purpose is to provide an evidence-based assessment of the need for care of older persons and ways of providing the care needed. This book is aimed at geriatricians, social gerontologists, and those who design, measure, and implement systems of care for older persons. The organization is excellent, including discussions aimed at the major levels of care. The bibliographic/essay nature of many of the chapters is exceptionally well-cited with the best and most germane references. This thoughtful book is written by leaders in the field of geriatric medicine. For each major point on the line representing the ""continuum of care"" so often spoken of in geriatrics, the contributors give evidence for the system of care that best meets the needs of older persons. For all persons contemplating program development in any area of caring for older persons, this book will provide much thoughtful information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826112200
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/15/1998
  • Pages: 260

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Introduction
Contributors
Pt. I When the Older Person Is Healthy and Independent 1
1 Prevention of Frailty 3
2 Prevention of Disease 20
Pt. II When the Older Person Is Chronically Ill or at Risk 37
3 Care of Older People With Chronic Illness 39
4 Care of Older People at Risk 65
Pt. III When the Older Person Is Acutely III 85
5 Care of Acute Illness in the Home 87
6 Older Patients in the Emergency Department 93
7 Care of Older People in the Hospital 99
8 Subacute Care 112
9 Rehabilitation 118
10 Care of Older People Who Are Dying 127
Pt. IV When the Older Person Is Disabled 133
11 Overview of Community-Based Long-Term Care 135
12 Outcomes and Costs of Home and Community-Based Long-Term Care: Implications for Research-Based Practice 143
13 Comprehensive Care of Older People With Alzheimer's Disease 158
14 Long-Term Care in the Nursing Home 168
Pt. V Concluding Observations 183
15 Integrating Quality Assurance Across Sites of Geriatric Care 185
16 Integrating Care 196
17 The Role of the Older Person in Managing Illness 210
18 Medicare and Managed Care 227
19 Necessary Changes in the Infrastucture of Health Systems 244
Index 249
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