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

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

by Evan Calkins
     
 

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… See more details below

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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, and managed care administration can be harnessed for improved and often more cost-effective gerontologic care.

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Doody's Review Service
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.
New England Journal of Medicine
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
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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