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Journal Article > Review
Family involvement in managing medications of older patients across transitions of care: a systematic review.
Manias E, Bucknall T, Hughes C, Jorm C, Woodward-Kron R. BMC Geriatr. 2019;19:95.
Transitions of care represent a vulnerable time for patients. Elderly patients in particular may experience a variety of challenges related to such transitions, including managing changes to their medications. This systematic review suggests that there is significant opportunity for health care providers to improve family engagement in managing medications of elderly patients during care transitions.
Journal Article > Study
Effects of an enhanced discharge planning intervention for hospitalized older adults: a randomized trial.
Altfeld SJ, Shier GE, Rooney M, et al. Gerontologist. 2013;53:430-440.
An intervention to augment patient safety after hospital discharge in geriatric patients improved continuity of care between the inpatient and outpatient setting, but did not reduce readmission rates.
Cases & Commentaries
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Joan M. Teno, MD, MS; April 2008
Despite having a signed DNR (do not resuscitate) form, an elderly man brought to the emergency department with severe pain was rushed to the operating room for urgent abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.