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Effective Comprehensive Discharge Planning for Hospitalized Elderly

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Laurie M. Kennedy-Malone (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: People age 65 and older comprise 11% of the U.S. population, yet at any given time, they occupy 40% of acute care hospital beds (National Center for Health Statistics, 1985). The majority of this elderly population has Medicare coverage. Anderson and Steinberg (1984) reported that between 1974 and 1977, 22% of Medicare hospitalizations were followed by readmissions within 60 days of discharge. More than 5% of these readmissions occurred within 5 days of discharge.

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Publication
The Gerontologist, 27 (5) 577-580.
Language: English
Date: 1987
Keywords
Hospitals, Older people, Discharging, Outcomes