“GERIATRICIZING HOSPITALISTS”: AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO A GERIATRICS FELLOWSHIP

Background: There is a critical shortage of Geriatricians in the United States and we are reaching a crisis nationwide without enough trained physicians to care for our rising Geriatric population. We are experiencing a “Silver [...]

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ACE-ERCISE: PATIENT AND CAREGIVER PERSPECTIVES ON GROUP PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HOSPITALIZED ELDERS

Background: Many hospitals do not have the means to supervise daily physical therapy (PT) for elderly inpatients. PT delivered in a group setting has the potential to allow hospitals to consolidate resources and extend PT [...]

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PATHWAY FOR EARLY SEPSIS IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT IN THE SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

Background: Following hospitalization, a reported 20% of all Medicare patients are discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).  Sepsis was the cause of 25-68% of readmissions from SNFs based on a review of Medicare readmissions from [...]

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