An interesting article has been published on the International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC) the online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal about frailty titled “Risks Perceived by Frail Male Patients, Family Caregivers and Clinicians in Hospital: Do they Change after Discharge? A Multiple Case Study”
and produced by Véronique Provencher, Monia D'Amours, Chantal Viscogliosi, Manon Guay, Dominique Giroux, Véronique Dubé, Nathalie Delli-Colli, Hélène Corriveau and Mary Egan.
The starting point of the article is that up to 40% of hospitalised seniors are frail and most of them want to return home after discharge and its focus is on the differences in how risks are perceived by patients, caregivers and clinicians, before and after hospital discharge, except for risks related to falls.
Article results can support clinicians in determine the best pre-discharge decisions to meet support needs at home for patients and their families by providing new insights into a comprehensive and patient-centred risk assessment process.
For details about the whole article here.