Comprehensive geriatric assessment programmes : Possibilities, realities and outcomes

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Savy, Pauline, Hodgkin, Suzanne, Long, Karrie, Melis, Rene, Lewis, Virginia, Furler, John, Lim, Kwang, Dow, Briony and Blackberry, Irene. (2019). Comprehensive geriatric assessment programmes : Possibilities, realities and outcomes. Evaluation Journal of Australasia. 19(3), pp. 115-133. https://doi.org/10.1177/1035719X19876153
AuthorsSavy, Pauline, Hodgkin, Suzanne, Long, Karrie, Melis, Rene, Lewis, Virginia, Furler, John, Lim, Kwang, Dow, Briony and Blackberry, Irene
Abstract

Interventions based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) have been implemented in many countries. These interventions, based on the premise that such assessment will delay individual decline and reduce demand on medical and institutional care, generally result in equivocal or modest outcomes. This article presents findings from a critical realist review of a sample of reported interventions to offer insights into the macro- and micro-factors that affect the implementation and outcomes of CGA-based endeavours. The findings hold particular relevance for informing Australian policy which provides for annual, clinical assessment of people above the age of 75.

Keywords75+ health assessment; ageing populations; comprehensive geriatric assessment; critical realist reviews; primary health care
Year2019
JournalEvaluation Journal of Australasia
Journal citation19 (3), pp. 115-133
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN1035-719X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1035719X19876153
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85077196415
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Page range115-133
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