Care of the Elderly Patient: Policy Issues and Research Opportunities
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Care of the Elderly Patient:
Policy Issues and Research Opportunities
(1989)
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A guiding principle of the Council on Health Care Technology is a special focus on medical technology assessment measures that coincide with patient well-being, quality of health care, and quality of life. Of particular concern is care of the elderly, which constitutes a special and vulnerable patient population. This comprehensive book discusses the appropriate use of technology to minimize risks posed to the elderly patient in the delivery of health care services. It covers home and community care as well as acute hospital care, and system resources and constraints.

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152 pages | 6 x 9
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ISBN: 978-0-309-04097-6
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Front Matter i-viii
Introduction to the Council on Health Care Technology 1-2
Quality of Care and the Health Needs of the Elderly Patient 3-13
Home and Community Care of the Elderly: Introduction 14-15
Home and Community Care of the Elderly: Framing the Issues 16-27
Framing the Issues of Home and Community Care: Response 28-31
Special Perspectives on Home and Community Care 32-35
Special Perspectives on Home and Community Care 36-43
Special Perspectives on Home and Community Care 44-47
Special Perspectives on Home and Community Care 48-51
Special Perspectives on Home and Community Care 52-54
Home and Community Care of the Elderly: System Resources and Constraints 55-61
Home and Community Care of the Elderly: System Resources and Constraints 62-64
Home and Community Care of the Elderly: Research and Policy Issues 65-70
Home and Community Care of the Elderly: Research and Policy Issues 71-76
The Acute Care Hospital and the Elderly: Introduction 77-79
The Acute Care Hospital and the Elderly: Framing the Issues 80-86
Special Perspectives on Acute Hospital Care 87-93
Special Perspectives on Acute Hospital Care 94-102
Special Perspectives on Acute Hospital Care 103-108
Special Perspectives on Acute Hospital Care 109-113
Acute Hospital Care of the Elderly: System Resources and Constraints 114-117
Acute Hospital Care of the Elderly: System Resources and Constraints 118-123
Acute Hospital Care of the Elderly: Research and Policy Issues 124-131
Acute Hospital Care of the Elderly: Research and Policy Issues 132-135
Care of the Elderly Patient: Summation of the Forum 136-140
List of Authors 141-144
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Institute of Medicine. Care of the Elderly Patient: Policy Issues and Research Opportunities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1989.

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