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Does admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward lead to improvements in aspects of acute medical care for older patients with dementia?

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, May 2016
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Title
Does admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward lead to improvements in aspects of acute medical care for older patients with dementia?
Published in
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, May 2016
DOI 10.1002/gps.4501
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert Briggs, Emma O'Shea, Ana de Siún, Desmond O'Neill, Paul Gallagher, Suzanne Timmons, Sean Kennelly

Abstract

The objective of this study is to clarify if admission to a specialist geriatric medicine ward leads to improvements in aspects of acute medical care for patients with dementia. We analysed combined data involving 900 patients from the Irish and Northern Irish audits of dementia care. Data on baseline demographics, admission outcomes, clinical aspects of care, multidisciplinary assessment and discharge planning processes were collected. Less than one-fifth of patients received their inpatient care on a specialist geriatric medicine ward. Patients admitted to a geriatric medicine ward were less likely to undergo a formal assessment of mobility compared with those in non-geriatric wards (119/143 (83%) vs 635/708 (90%), odds ratio (OR) = 0.57 (0.35 to 0.94)) and were more likely to receive newly prescribed antipsychotic medication during the admission (27/54 (50%) vs 95/2809 (36%), OR = 1.95 (1.08 to 3.51)). Patients admitted to a geriatric medicine ward were more likely to have certain aspects of discharge planning initiated, including completion of a single plan for discharge (78/118 (66%) vs 275/611 (45%), OR = 2.38 (1.58 to 3.60)). Surgical wards performed more poorly on certain aspects including having a named discharge co-ordinator (32/71, 45%) and documentation of decisions regarding resuscitation status (18/95, 19%). Relatively low numbers of patients with dementia received care on a specialist geriatric medicine ward. There appears to be a more streamlined discharge planning process in place on these wards, but they did not perform as well as one would expect in certain areas, such as compliance with multidisciplinary assessment and antipsychotic prescribing. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 8 18%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 3 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 23%
Psychology 4 9%
Unspecified 1 2%
Decision Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 May 2016.
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#1,271,314
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Outputs from International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
#176
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#31,733
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
#3
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