Special Issue "Geriatric Assessment: Multidimensional, Multidisciplinary and Comprehensive"
A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Dr. G. Darryl Wieland
1. Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center [GRECC], Durham VA Medical Center, NC, USA
2. Center for Population Health and Aging, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
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Interests: comprehensive geriatric assessment; population health management; geriatric case-mix and risk modeling; models of geriatric care; long-term care; geriatric workforce development
Geriatric assessment—broadly defined—is the foundation of care for frail elderly people at risk for functional decline, death, and long-term institutionalization. Its key feature is ascertainment of multiple dimensions of health and health risks—not only medical, but functional, cognitive, psychological, and socioeconomic status. This multidimensionality is key to systematic screening and targeting to uncover frail, at-risk elderly people in their neighborhoods, homes, and at various other service contact points, for more intensive evaluation, i.e., “comprehensive geriatric assessment” (CGA)—a multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional limitations of a frail older person to develop a coordinated plan to maximize overall health with aging.
CGA imbedded in different geriatric care models—in the community and in institutions—has been studied for years, with evidence supporting the efficacy of some models in improving outcomes. In fact, early successes are partly responsible for the spread and differentiation of CGA-based programs, involving teams of specially trained health professions, together with the continued growth in numbers of frail and at-risk elderly in demographically post-transition populations. CGA also supports various “co-care” or collaborative approaches with orthopedics, oncology, surgery, and other disciplines. Developing countries—also rapidly aging and improving their services resources—have an emerging interest in geriatric medicine and care systems, including adaptation of practice and CGA technologies.
We invite international submissions describing new or established CGA-oriented or based processes, technologies and models of care, particularly welcoming evaluations, quasi-experiments, and randomized trials aimed at establishing their outcomes, costs, and value.
Dr. G. Darryl Wieland
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- Comprehensive geriatric assessment
- Geriatric screening/targeting
- Geriatric multi- and interdisciplinary team care
- Geriatric care models
- Geriatric collaborative care
- Geriatric syndromes
- Geriatric care outcomes