As the number of elderly increase, new challenges for the management of their health care arise: Elders who become critically ill are one of the most complex subsets of this population. Their special needs, risk factors, and diminished resources create a demand for comprehensive and creative approaches to care management. The purpose of this article is to explore the needs of the critically ill elderly and the role of nursing case management in meeting these needs. A case study approach is used to illustrate typical needs interventions, and outcomes
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Acute Care of the Aging Client| November 01 1997
Case Management of Critically Ill Elders: A Case Study
Glenna Tolley, RN, MSN, CCRN;
Suzanne Prevost, RN, PhD, CNAA
From the Department of Outcomes Evaluation and Nursing Education, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
Reprint requests to Suzanne Prevost, RN, PhD, CNAA, Dept. of Outcomes Evaluation and Nursing Education, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77555-0474.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1997) 8 (4): 635–642.
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Glenna Tolley, Suzanne Prevost; Case Management of Critically Ill Elders: A Case Study. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 1997; 8 (4): 635–642. doi:
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