Minimum data set for home care: a valid instrument to assess frail older people living in the community

Graziano Onder, Antonio Sgadari, Giovanni Gambassi, Roberto Bernabei, Francesco Luigi Landi, Carla Germana Rinaldi, E Tua, B Carrara, F Lattanzio

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Abstract

Optimal care for frail elderly patients depends on comprehensive assessment. This is especially true in the complex setting of interdisciplinary home care programs. To facilitate comprehensive assessment, as well as to generate a useful, policy-relevant patient database, standardized, multidimensional, and validated instruments are very helpful.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1184-1190
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Care
Volume38
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • Frail Elderly
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Health Services Research
  • Home Care Services
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Mental Competency

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