Annual Postal Screening for Geriatric Problems

What Happens After Two Years?

Published in: Gerontologist, v. 40, no. 10, 2000, p. 42

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1999

by Judith O. Harker, S. S. Freed, K. R Josephson, Cathy Alessi, Laurence Rubenstein

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The authors evaluated changes in health status reported by patients aged 65 and older whose initial postal screening survey (PSS) score was below the threshold for requiring prompt geriatric referral (low risk) and suggested that repeat annual screening could be targeted to outpatients with borderline scores, and less frequent screening for those with low risk scores.

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