Clinical intervention trials

The ACE unit

R. M. Palmer, Steven Counsell, C. S. Landefeld

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Abstract

The loss of independent self-care by older patients during hospitalization for an acute illness can be modified by specific interventions. Acute care geriatric units appear to be the most effective intervention, but geriatric consultation on specific units, comprehensive discharge planning, and nutritional support also appear to have beneficial effects on clinical outcomes of hospitalization. These studies highlight the potential of geriatricians, in the setting of interdisciplinary care, to improve the process of patient care and to serve as directors of medical units that focus on management of acutely ill older patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-849
Number of pages19
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume14
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Geriatrics
Hospitalization
Clinical Trials
Physician Executives
Nutritional Support
Patient Discharge
Self Care
Patient Care
Referral and Consultation
Geriatricians

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Palmer, R. M., Counsell, S., & Landefeld, C. S. (1998). Clinical intervention trials: The ACE unit. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 14(4), 831-849.

Clinical intervention trials : The ACE unit. / Palmer, R. M.; Counsell, Steven; Landefeld, C. S.

In: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1998, p. 831-849.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Palmer, RM, Counsell, S & Landefeld, CS 1998, 'Clinical intervention trials: The ACE unit', Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 831-849.
Palmer, R. M. ; Counsell, Steven ; Landefeld, C. S. / Clinical intervention trials : The ACE unit. In: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 1998 ; Vol. 14, No. 4. pp. 831-849.
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