New Ways to Care for Older People

New Ways to Care for Older People

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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: qevidence-basedq 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.... Controlled Trials Showing Improved Outcomes From Outpatient GEM Positive Outcome Associated With Outpatient GEM Authors Years Improved diagnostic accuracy Silverman et al. ... 1996 Increased use of home services Williams et al.

Title:New Ways to Care for Older People
Author:Evan Calkins, PhD, Chad Boult, MD, MPH, Edward H. Wagner, Md, MPH, James T. Pacala, MD, MS
Publisher:Springer Publishing Company - 2004-01-01


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