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New Ways to Care for Older People

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New Ways to Care for Older People

SKU# 9780826111555

Building Systems Based on Evidence


  • Evan Calkins PhD
  • Chad Boult MD, MPH
  • Edward H. Wagner Md, MPH
  • James T. Pacala MD, MS


This book conveys the good news: there is considerable evidence that practitioners themselves can design more effective systems of care for older people, often at lower costs. The researchers here point the way ahead: "evidence-based" interventions; proactive population-based care programs; patient-centered delivery models--all developed under rigorous research controls and under the mandates of managed care. The results reported here are proof that the convergence of wellness movements, patient participation, and managed care administration can be harnessed for improved and often more cost-effective gerontologic care.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 01, 2004
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826111555
  • EISBN 9780826116932

Table of Contents 

    Part I. When the Older Person is Healthy and Independent
  1. Prevention of Frailty, David M. Buchner
  2. Prevention of Disease, James T. Pacala

  3. Part II. When the Older Person is Chronically Ill or at Risk
  4. Care of Older People With Chronic Illness, Edward H. Wagner
  5. Care of Older People at Risk, Chad Boult and James T. Pacala

  6. Part III. When the Older Person is Acutely Ill
  7. Care of Acute Illness in the Home, Bruce Leff and John R. Burton
  8. Older Patients in the Emergency Department, Chris J. Michalakes, Bruce J. Naughton, Evan Calkins, and Chad Boult
  9. Care of Older People in the Hospital, Evan Calkins and Bruce J. Naughton
  10. Subacute Care, Thomas vonSternberg, Karen Connors, and Evan Calkins
  11. Rehabilitation, Andrew M. Kramer
  12. Care of Older People Who are Dying, Robert M. McCann

  13. Part IV. When the Older Person is Disabled
  14. Overview of Community-Based Long-Term Care, Amasa B. Ford
  15. Outcomes and Cost of Home and Community-Based Long-Term Care: Implications for Research-Based Practice, William G. Weissert and Susan C. Hedrick
  16. Comprehensive Care of Older People with Alzheimer's Disease, Deirdre Johnston and Burton V. Reifler
  17. Long-Term Care in the Nursing Home, John F. Schnelle and David B. Reuben

  18. Part V. Concluding Observations
  19. Integrating Quality Assurance Across Sites of Geriatric Care, Eric A. Coleman and Richard W. Besdine
  20. Integrating Care, Chad Boult and James T. Pacala
  21. Medicare and Managed Care, Harold S. Luft
  22. Necessary Changes in the Infrastructure of Health Systems, George Halvorson

  23. Index