Benefits of Comprehensive Older Person’s Evaluation (COPE) Zones Embedded Within Emergency Assessment Units (Clinical Medicine)

Summary

Promising results have been reported from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT):

“ …introduction of an embedded frailty unit within the EAU at SRFT has allowed resources to be focused on older patients with the greatest need. We have demonstrated how a novel, targeted approach to front-line geriatric services, integrated with and alongside acute medicine, can improve service delivery and access to resources… ”.

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Reference

Taylor, JK. Gaillemin, OS. [and] Pearl, AJ. [et al] (2016). Embedding comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency assessment unit: the impact of the COPE zone. Clinical Medicine. February 2016, Vol.16(1), pp.19-24. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Subsequent correspondence:

Leung, D. (2016). Embedding comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency assessment unit: the impact of the COPE zone. Clinical Medicine. June 2016; 16(3): 303. Full Text Link.

Wood, H. Ward, R. Morris, V. [et al] (2016). Embedding comprehensive geriatric assessment in the emergency assessment unit: the impact of the COPE zone. Clinical Medicine. June 2016; 16(3): 304. Full Text Link.

CGAs and Medicines Optimisation in Primary Care Settings

A small local study involving seven GP practices in a region of Stoke-on-Trent indicates promising potential of comprehensive geriatric assessment for medicines optimisation in primary care:

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Reference

Lea, SC. Watts, KL. [and] Davis, NA. [et al] (2017). The potential clinical benefits of medicines optimisation through comprehensive geriatric assessment, carried out by secondary care geriatricians, in a general practice care setting in North Staffordshire, UK: a feasibility study. BMJ Open. 2017; 7: e015278.

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