Recognition of Geriatric Conditions in an Outpatient Geriatric Assessment Trial

Published in: Gerontologist, v. 40, no. 10, 2000, p. 77

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 1999

by Cathy Alessi, Karen R. Josephson, Fern M. Pietruszka, Judith O. Harker, Laurence Rubenstein

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The authors screened elderly patients at a VA outpatient clinic for five geriatric conditions--depression, cognitive impairment (CI), falls, urinary incontinence (UI) and functional impairment (FI)--as part of a controlled trial to evaluate a system of postal screening, casefinding, referral and case management.

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