The incidence of elderly patients who come to the emergency room is progressively increasing. The specialization of the physician units might not be adequate for the evaluation of this complexity. The present study aimed to present a standard procedure, called ‘The Geriatric Frailty Network’, operating at the Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS Foundation, which is configured specifically for the level II assessment of frail elderly patients. This was a retrospective study in 1191 patients aged over 65, who were evaluated by the Geriatric Frailty Unit directly after emergency department admission for one year. All patients underwent multidimensional geriatric evaluation. Data were collected on demographics, co-morbidity, disease severity, and Clinical Frailty Scale. Among all patients, 723 were discharged directly from the emergency room with early identification of continuity of care path. Globally, 468 patients were hospitalized with an early assessment of frailty that facilitated the discharge process. The geriatric frailty network model aims to assist the emergency room and ward doctor in the prevention of the most common geriatric syndromes and reduce the number of incongruous hospitalizations

Salini, S., Giovannini, S., Covino, M., Barillaro, C., Acampora, N., Manes Gravina, E., Loreti, C., Damiano, F. P., Franceschi, F., Russo, A., Frailty Network in an Acute Care Setting: The New Perspective for Frail Older People, <<DIAGNOSTICS>>, 2022; 2022 (12): 1-10 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/211589]

Frailty Network in an Acute Care Setting: The New Perspective for Frail Older People

Giovannini, Silvia
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Covino, Marcello
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Barillaro, Christian
Writing – Review & Editing
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Manes Gravina, Ester
Resources
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Loreti, Claudia
Data Curation
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Damiano, Francesco Paolo
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Franceschi, Francesco
Supervision
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Russo, Andrea
Supervision
2022

Abstract

The incidence of elderly patients who come to the emergency room is progressively increasing. The specialization of the physician units might not be adequate for the evaluation of this complexity. The present study aimed to present a standard procedure, called ‘The Geriatric Frailty Network’, operating at the Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS Foundation, which is configured specifically for the level II assessment of frail elderly patients. This was a retrospective study in 1191 patients aged over 65, who were evaluated by the Geriatric Frailty Unit directly after emergency department admission for one year. All patients underwent multidimensional geriatric evaluation. Data were collected on demographics, co-morbidity, disease severity, and Clinical Frailty Scale. Among all patients, 723 were discharged directly from the emergency room with early identification of continuity of care path. Globally, 468 patients were hospitalized with an early assessment of frailty that facilitated the discharge process. The geriatric frailty network model aims to assist the emergency room and ward doctor in the prevention of the most common geriatric syndromes and reduce the number of incongruous hospitalizations
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Salini, S., Giovannini, S., Covino, M., Barillaro, C., Acampora, N., Manes Gravina, E., Loreti, C., Damiano, F. P., Franceschi, F., Russo, A., Frailty Network in an Acute Care Setting: The New Perspective for Frail Older People, <<DIAGNOSTICS>>, 2022; 2022 (12): 1-10 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/211589]
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