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Chronic Care Management and Infections in Older Adults

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Feb 7, 2017 11:15:00 AM
Infections at any age are discomforting and potentially life-threatening. For older adults, infections may lead to complications for existing complex health conditions, chronic discomfort and poor health, and a greater risk of hospitalization or even death. One in three deaths of persons over the age of 65 is directly associated with an infectious disease. Symptoms and diagnosis are often more difficult because the typical signs can be misread or not frequently observed. A sudden change in mental status or decline in physical function may be the only visible sign in an older patient with an infection.
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Topics: TCM, Prevention, CCM, Infections, MRSA, VRE

Chronic Care Management May Reduce Frequent Hospitalizations

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Sep 2, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Frail and chronically ill older adults often experience many hospitalizations. The costs to patients, family, and caregivers for these hospitalizations can add up quickly. Hospitalization itself and complications that develop during hospital stays can cause additional morbidity, loss of functional abilities, and death for older adults. Many hospitals and health systems face stiff penalties and increased liabilities from frequent hospitalizations.

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Topics: TCM, Readmissions, Prevention, CCM, Hospitalizations

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