Substitutive "hospital at home" versus inpatient care for elderly patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A prospective randomized, controlled trial

Nicoletta Aimonino Ricauda, Vittoria Tibaldi, Bruce A Leff, Carla Scarafiotti, Renata Marinello, Mauro Zanocchi, Mario Molaschi

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate hospital readmission rates and mortality at 6-month follow-up in selected elderly patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). DESIGN: Prospective randomized, controlled, single-blind trial with 6-month follow-up. SETTING: San Giovanni Battista Hospital of Torino. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred four elderly patients admitted to the hospital for acute exacerbation of COPD were randomly assigned to a general medical ward (GMW, n=52) or to a geriatric home hospitalization service (GHHS, n=52). MEASUREMENTS: Measurements of baseline sociodemographic information; clinical data; functional, cognitive, and nutritional status; depression; and quality of life were obtained. RESULTS: There was a lower incidence of hospital readmissions for GHHS patients than for GMW patients at 6-month follow-up (42% vs 87%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-500
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Inpatients
Patient Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Patient Readmission
Patients' Rooms
Hospital Mortality
Nutritional Status
Geriatrics
Hospitalization
Quality of Life
Incidence

Keywords

  • COPD exacerbation
  • Elderly
  • Hospital at home

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Substitutive "hospital at home" versus inpatient care for elderly patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : A prospective randomized, controlled trial. / Aimonino Ricauda, Nicoletta; Tibaldi, Vittoria; Leff, Bruce A; Scarafiotti, Carla; Marinello, Renata; Zanocchi, Mauro; Molaschi, Mario.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 56, No. 3, 03.2008, p. 493-500.

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Aimonino Ricauda, Nicoletta ; Tibaldi, Vittoria ; Leff, Bruce A ; Scarafiotti, Carla ; Marinello, Renata ; Zanocchi, Mauro ; Molaschi, Mario. / Substitutive "hospital at home" versus inpatient care for elderly patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : A prospective randomized, controlled trial. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2008 ; Vol. 56, No. 3. pp. 493-500.
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