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Erschienen in: Journal of Medicine and the Person 2/2013

01.08.2013 | Original Article

Usefulness of subacute care for older patients discharged from acute care hospitals: a prospective observational study in Crema

verfasst von: Gianfrancesco Fiorini, Luigi Ablondi, Roberto Sfogliarini, Sergio Inzoli, Stefania Pandini, Achille Danzi, Luca G. Merlino

Erschienen in: Journal of Medicine and the Person | Ausgabe 2/2013

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Abstract

Three hundred and eighteen elderly patients admitted to our acute care hospital, were then transferred to a subacute care unit (SCU) and then followed for 6 months after having been discharged. We measured laboratory and functional parameters at admission and discharge from the SCU and we found that both of them were significantly better at discharge, with the exception of haemoglobin level. Distinctive patterns at discharge could be identified in the patients who needed hospital readmissions in the following 6 months: female gender, younger age, lower haemoglobin, higher creatinine and poorer functional status. We conclude that subacute care is useful for the frail patient, can help in readmission avoidance and might prove to be very cost-effective, provided that certain requirements are met.
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Metadaten
Titel
Usefulness of subacute care for older patients discharged from acute care hospitals: a prospective observational study in Crema
verfasst von
Gianfrancesco Fiorini
Luigi Ablondi
Roberto Sfogliarini
Sergio Inzoli
Stefania Pandini
Achille Danzi
Luca G. Merlino
Publikationsdatum
01.08.2013
Verlag
Springer Milan
Erschienen in
Journal of Medicine and the Person / Ausgabe 2/2013
Print ISSN: 2035-9411
Elektronische ISSN: 2036-3877
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12682-012-0139-5