I'm collecting information for a proposal for a study on whether regular monitoring and assessment of seniors would result in lower medical costs and reduced hospitalizations.
My hypothesis is that regular assessment of at risk populations would enable early interventions thereby catching and reversing illness before they require acute care.
My problem is whenever I search 'early interventions' I receive information on pre-school issues, ADHA, ABS, etc.
Does anyone have any ideas as to where I might find this kind of information, or what a more appropriate terminology might be?
Posted in Geratric Nursing, Nursing Research and Home Health Nursing
Apr 18, '03
Geriatric health assessment
Elderly health assessment
Senior health assessment
Geriatric early intervention
Sounds like an interesting study, good luck
Apr 22, '03
I agree with Linda... use the words geriatric, senior, elderly, elder or something like that in all searches. If you live close to University with a medical or nursing school it might be worth your time to stop in and speak with a medical librarian and ask for their assistance in searching. I am always surprised at the databases (which seem to increase everyday) and search methods that exist out there.