Journal article

Are health assets associated with improved outcomes for hospitalised older adults? A systematic review

Kate J Gregorevic, Wen Kwang Lim, Nancye M Peel, Ruth S Martin, Ruth E Hubbard

ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Health assets are protective factors that support health and wellbeing, rather than risk factors that are associated with disease. This concept was developed in the community setting. In hospitalised older adults, the dominant approach has been to identify risk factors, with little examination of health assets. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine whether, in hospitalised older people, individual health assets decrease the risk of post hospital mortality, functional decline, new need for residential care, readmission or longer length of stay. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycINFO were searched to identify studies examining outcomes for hospitalised older ..

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