A comparative study of models of geriatric assessment and the implementation of recommendations by primary care physicians Academic Article uri icon


  • The aim of the present study was to compare implementation rates by primary care physicians of geriatric assessment recommendations given in various assessment settings. We compared Model “OCGAU,” an outpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment unit where there was no direct contact between the geriatrician and the primary care physician with three “Clinic” models of in-clinic geriatric assessment: Model “Clinic A-2007” in which the primary care physician participated in the assessment, Model “Clinic A-2013” where there was no contact with the primary care physician, and Model “Clinics B-2013” where the primary care physician participated in a staff meeting with the geriatrician in the clinic. Subgroups of “OCGAU” model were composed of patients referred to the geriatric unit by primary care physicians of patients included in three “Clinic” models. Model “OCGAU” …

publication date

  • August 1, 2017