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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826111556

ISBN-13: 9780826111555

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826111555
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

    Preface

    Foreword

    Introduction

    Contributors

    Part I. When the Older Person is Healthy and Independent

  1. Prevention of Frailty, David M. Buchner
  2. Prevention of Disease, James T. Pacala
  3. Part II. When the Older Person is Chronically Ill or at Risk

  4. Care of Older People With Chronic Illness, Edward H. Wagner
  5. Care of Older People at Risk, Chad Boult and James T. Pacala
  6. Part III. When the Older Person is Acutely Ill

  7. Care of Acute Illness in the Home, Bruce Leff and John R. Burton
  8. Older Patients in the Emergency Department, Chris J. Michalakes, Bruce J. Naughton, Evan Calkins, and Chad Boult
  9. Care of Older People in the Hospital, Evan Calkins and Bruce J. Naughton
  10. Subacute Care, Thomas vonSternberg, Karen Connors, and Evan Calkins
  11. Rehabilitation, Andrew M. Kramer
  12. Care of Older People Who are Dying, Robert M. McCann
  13. Part IV. When the Older Person is Disabled

  14. Overview of Community-Based Long-Term Care, Amasa B. Ford
  15. Outcomes and Cost of Home and Community-Based Long-Term Care: Implications for Research-Based Practice, William G. Weissert and Susan C. Hedrick
  16. Comprehensive Care of Older People with Alzheimer's Disease, Deirdre Johnston and Burton V. Reifler
  17. Long-Term Care in the Nursing Home, John F. Schnelle and David B. Reuben
  18. Part V. Concluding Observations

  19. Integrating Quality Assurance Across Sites of Geriatric Care, Eric A. Coleman and Richard W. Besdine
  20. Integrating Care, Chad Boult and James T. Pacala
  21. Medicare and Managed Care, Harold S. Luft
  22. Necessary Changes in the Infrastructure of Health Systems, George Halvorson
  23. Index

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