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Report of first year's operation of an ortho-geriatric service.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10135097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An ortho-geriatric service operated by Bundoora Extended Care Centre and Preston and Northcote Community Hospital was established in 1991 to improve rehabilitative care and discharge planning of elderly hip fracture patients. 123 patients were treated during the first year of the service's operation. There was a 25 per cent reduction in the acute hospital length of stay, an increased proportion of patients discharged home and a decreased need for post-acute rehabilitation in comparison to figures for 1989, leading to a substantial reduction in the total number of bed-days occupied in the hospital system as a whole by hip fracture patients. An ortho-geriatric service is an effective means of helping to improve both patient and hospital centred outcomes for a condition which will be seen ever more commonly in the future.
Authors:
P R Street; T Hill; L C Gray
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0156-5788     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Health Rev     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-17     Completed Date:  1994-08-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214381     Medline TA:  Aust Health Rev     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-74     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
Preston and Northcote Community Hospital and Bundoora Extended Care Centre.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Hip Fractures / epidemiology,  rehabilitation*
Hospitals, Community / organization & administration*
Humans
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*
Patient Care Planning
Patient Care Team
Patient Discharge / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Program Evaluation
Rehabilitation Centers / organization & administration*,  utilization
Victoria / epidemiology

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