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A geriatric high dependency unit--an innovation in the care of the acutely ill elderly patient?

Day, J. J., Bayer, Antony James and Pathy, M. S. 1988. A geriatric high dependency unit--an innovation in the care of the acutely ill elderly patient? Comprehensive Gerontology Section A Clinical and Laboratory Sciences 2 (2) , pp. 67-70.

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Abstract

A geriatric High Dependency Unit has been in operation at Cardiff Royal Infirmary for the past 7 years to provide "special-care" for acutely ill elderly people requiring careful bedside monitoring and intensive nursing and medical treatment. The background to the unit, its present functioning and the results of a prospective study of 432 consecutive admissions are described. The unit offers more appropriate and better continuity of hospital care for many very ill geriatric patients and may be a satisfactory alternative to admission to coronary or intensive care units where resources are not freely available.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Munksgaard International Publishers
ISSN: 0902-0071
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/50059

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