Interface geriatrics: evidence-based care for frail older people with medical crises

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2010 Feb;71(2):98-101. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2010.71.2.46488.


Frail older people are at risk of long hospital stays, and there is growing emphasis on identifying alternative care pathways in the community. Rapid decisions to discharge older people may not always serve the patient well. Specialist assessment from geriatricians could improve outcomes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration*
  • Continuity of Patient Care / standards
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Frail Elderly*
  • Geriatric Assessment*
  • Health Services for the Aged / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patient Discharge / standards*