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201. Prospective randomised study of an orthopaedic geriatric inpatient service. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Prospective randomised study of an orthopaedic geriatric inpatient service. A randomised controlled trial of two management regimens was carried out in women patients over 65 years of age with hip fractures. Ninety seven patients were admitted to a designated orthopaedic geriatric unit and 125 to orthopaedic wards. No difference was observed in mortality, length of stay, or placement of patients between the two groups. More medical conditions were recognised and treated in patients (...) in the orthopaedic geriatric unit group. It is concluded that designated orthopaedic geriatric units can provide medical care to these patients and should be administered without additional cost.

1988 BMJ Controlled trial quality: uncertain

202. Hospital-acquired complications in a randomized controlled clinical trial of a geriatric consultation team. (Abstract)

Hospital-acquired complications in a randomized controlled clinical trial of a geriatric consultation team. As part of a controlled clinical trial of a geriatric consultation team (GCT), we investigated whether a GCT could affect the incidence of hospital-acquired complications in elderly patients. One hundred eighty-five patients, aged 75 years and older, were randomized into an intervention (N = 92) and a control (N = 93) group. Members of the intervention group received a GCT consultation

1987 JAMA Controlled trial quality: uncertain

203. A randomized, controlled clinical trial of a geriatric consultation team. Compliance with recommendations. (Abstract)

A randomized, controlled clinical trial of a geriatric consultation team. Compliance with recommendations. As part of a prospective, randomized, controlled study of the effectiveness of a geriatric consultation team, we examined compliance by the house staff with recommendations made by the team. Recommendations were formulated for 185 patients, aged 75 years or older, who were randomized into intervention (n = 92) and control (n = 93) groups. In the control group, only 27.1% of the actions (...) that would have been recommended by the team were implemented independently by the house staff. Problems commonly neglected included polypharmacy, sensory impairment, confusion, and depression. In the intervention group, overall compliance was 71.7%. Highest compliance occurred for recommendations addressing instability and falls (95.0%) and discharge planning (94.3%). We conclude that a geriatric consultation team contributes substantial additional input into the care of older patients. Furthermore

1986 JAMA Controlled trial quality: uncertain

204. Effectiveness of a geriatric evaluation unit. A randomized clinical trial. (Abstract)

Effectiveness of a geriatric evaluation unit. A randomized clinical trial. We randomly assigned frail elderly inpatients with a high probability of nursing-home placement to an innovative geriatric evaluation unit intended to provide improved diagnostic assessment, therapy, rehabilitation, and placement. Patients randomly assigned to the experimental (n = 63) and control (n = 60) groups were equivalent at entry. At one year, patients who had been assigned to the geriatric unit had much lower (...) mortality than controls (23.8 vs. 48.3 per cent, P less than 0.005) and were less likely to have initially been discharged to a nursing home (12.7 vs. 30.0 per cent, P less than 0.05) or to have spent any time in nursing home during the follow-up period (26.9 vs. 46.7 per cent, P less than 0.05). The control-group patients had substantially more acute-care hospital days, nursing-home days, and acute-care hospital readmissions. Patients in the geriatric unit were significantly more likely to have

1984 NEJM Controlled trial quality: uncertain