Medical day hospital care for older people versus alternative forms of care (Intervention Review)

Brown, Lesley, Forster, Anne, Young, John, Crocker, Tom, Benham, Alex and Langhorne, Peter (2015) Medical day hospital care for older people versus alternative forms of care (Intervention Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (6). Art. No.: CD001730.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD001730.pub3

Abstract

Background: The proportion of the world’s population aged over 60 years is increasing. Therefore, there is a need to examine different methods of healthcare provision for this population. Medical day hospitals provide multidisciplinary health services to older people in one location.

Objectives: To examine the effectiveness of medical day hospitals for older people in preventing death, disability, institutionalisation and improving subjective health status.

Search methods: Our search included the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group Register of Studies, CENTRAL (2013,Issue 7), MEDLINE via Ovid (1950-2013 ), EMBASE via Ovid (1947-2013) and CINAHL via EbscoHost (1980-2013). We also conducted cited reference searches, searched conference proceedings and trial registries, hand searched select journals, and contacted relevant authors and researchers to inquire about additional data.

Selection criteria: Randomised and quasi-randomised trials comparing medical day hospitals with alternative care for older people (mean/median > 60 years of age).

Data collection and analysis: Two authors independently assessed trial eligibility and risk of bias and extracted data from included trials. We used standard methodological procedures expected by the Cochrane Collaboration. Trials were sub-categorised as comprehensive care, domiciliary care or no comprehensive care.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Publisher: Cochrane Collaboration / Wiley
ISSN: 1469-493X
Departments: Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2019 15:04
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2019 15:04
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4871

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