Title

Using functional health patterns to predict outcome with seniors.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Publication Title

The Canadian nurse

Volume

92

Issue

10

First Page

34

Last Page

38

Keywords

Activities of Daily Living, aged, article, community care, Community Health Services, daily life activity, elderly care, female, geriatric assessment, health care quality, Health Services for the Aged, human, Humans, male, organization and management, outcome assessment, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), prediction and forecasting, Predictive Value of Tests, program evaluation

Abstract

Two powerful forces in Canada's health care system today are the rapidly growing seniors population and the trend toward community care. Recently, five hospitals in southwestern Ontario initiated a program designed to avert the admission of seniors to hospital and provide them with supports at home to maintain their health. Simultaneous research was conducted to assess the impact and effectiveness of the program.