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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730630/delirium-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-us-medicare-beneficiaries-discharged-from-the-emergency-department-a-national-claims-level-analysis-up-to-12-months
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Juhi Israni, Adriane Lesser, Tyler Kent, Kelly Ko
BACKGROUND: Delirium is common among seniors discharged from the emergency department (ED) and associated with increased risk of mortality. Prior research has addressed mortality associated with seniors discharged from the ED with delirium, however has generally relied on data from one or a small number of institutions and at single time points. OBJECTIVES: Analyse mortality rates among seniors discharged from the ED with delirium up to 12 months at the national level...
May 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678674/a-review-on-community-based-knowledge-transfer-and-exchange-kte-initiatives-for-promoting-well-being-in-older-adults
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M Anum Syed, Aynsley Moorhouse, Lynn McDonald, Sander L Hitzig
Knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) processes can facilitate evidence-informed community-based care for seniors, but understanding effective KTE in gerontology is limited. A scoping review was conducted to evaluate the current state of KTE in the community-based sector for seniors. Twelve articles met the inclusion criteria, which addressed a broad variety of topics including caregiving, elder abuse, falls prevention, home-rehabilitation, hospice and dementia care. Studies evaluated KTE practices (n = 8), developed a KTE intervention (n = 3), or explored research uptake (n = 1)...
July 2017: Journal of Evidence-informed Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17310457/predictors-of-place-of-death-for-seniors-in-ontario-a-population-based-cohort-analysis
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Sanober S Motiwala, Ruth Croxford, Denise N Guerriere, Peter C Coyte
Place of death was determined for all 58,689 seniors (age > or = 66 years) in Ontario who died during fiscal year 2001/2002. The relationship of place of death to medical and socio-demographic characteristics was examined using a multinomial logit model. Half (49.2 %) of these individuals died in hospital, 30.5 per cent died in a long-term care facility, 9.6 per cent died at home while receiving home care, and 10.7 per cent died at home without home care. Co-morbidities were the strongest predictors of place of death (p < 0...
2006: Canadian Journal on Aging, la Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement
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