Journal article

Combined medical-psychiatric inpatient units - Evaluation of the centre for the elderly

AB Maier, C Waechtler, W Hofmann

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR GERONTOLOGIE UND GERIATRIE | DR DIETRICH STEINKOPFF VERLAG | Published : 2007

Abstract

Considering the large number of elderly patients in acute hospitals who receive medical as well as psychiatric treatment because of relevant comorbidity, adequate interdisciplinary treatment models have to be developed and applied. The Centre for Elderly, a cooperation project between the departments of geriatric and psychogeriatric medicine in a community hospital in Germany, was founded in 2000. In addition to traditionally structured units, the centre consists of interdisciplinary units. Patient-, staff- and hospital-related characteristics influenced by the reformation of both departments were evaluated by comparing hospital-based registry data records containing age, gender, main and mi..

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