Geriatric assessment in the hospitals: Of the chimera to necessity

Domingo Ruiz Hidalgo

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Geriatric Assessment (GA) is a multidimensional diagnostic process, that GA achieve among elderly people for design a comprehensive geriatric treatment. Later decades, older patients are admitted more common in hospitals. Functional decline at discharge from hospital, and after discharge among elderly is common. Tradicional model can't allow approach all health problems of elderly people, it's mandatory implemetation of functional model. Geriatric Assessment is only instrument that can allow to sustain functional independence, GA can prevent functional decline, and GA can improve quality of life health relationed among all older population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
JournalRevista Multidisciplinar de Gerontologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


  • Functional Decline
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Hospitalization


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