Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty
Read the latest op-ed from CFN Investigators George Heckman and Paul Hébert
Hospitals are needlessly risky for older Canadians living with frailty. The downside to living longer is chronic illness. Identifying vulnerable patients early is vital, and there is a way.
This article includes results from a CFN-funded project, “Care of frail, acutely ill older persons: Making health care work like a system.” The results from this study identified those individuals at higher risk of requiring an acute hospitalization, predicted the need for nursing home resources after an acute episode of hospitalization and defined the added value of a standardized geriatric assessment to predict outcomes after an acute care hospitalization.