Table 2

Setting and study characteristics of the included studies

Study

Study period

Design

Setting

Population

IGCT members

Sample size

Mean age (SD)

Intervention

Control

Intervention

Control


[19]

2007 to 2008

CD

Leuven, Belgium

≥65 years with traumatic hip fracture surgery

Geriatrician, geriatric nurse, SW, OT, PT

94

77

80.4 (7.0)

81.1 (7.2)

[20]

1982 to 1984

CD

Montreal, Canada

≥70 years, admitted from ED to medical ward

Geriatrician, geriatric nurse consultant, SW, OT, PT

222

182

78.7 (6.5)

78.3 (6.7)

[21]

1984

RCT

Halifax, Canada

≥75 years, at least one of following criteria: confusion, impaired mobility, falls, urinary incontinence, polypharmacy, living in nursing home, admission within the past 3 months

Geriatrician, nurse, PT

57

56

82.2 (6.2)

83.3 (6.0)

[22]

1985

CD

Halifax, Canada

≥75 years, in category 3 to 5 of Geriatric Status Scale

Specialist in geriatric medicine, nurse coordinator, SW, OT, PT, dietician, pastoral care

66

66

83.0 (5.8)

83.5 (5.9)

[23]

1997 to 2000

Multicenter RCT

Germany

≥65 years with expected LOS of at least 8 days, functionally impaired

Physician, nurse, SW

150

129

79.0 (6.9)

78.4 (6.9)

[25]

1991

RCT

Chicago, USA

≥70 years, admitted from the ED to the medicine service

Geriatrician, SW, medical house staff

51

60

80.1 (6.6)

80.1 (6.7)

[26]

1991 to 1994

RCT

Southern California, USA

≥65 years, at least one of 13 screening criteria (stroke, immobility, impairment in ADL, malnutrition, incontinence, confusion or dementia, prolonged bed rest, falls, depression, social problems, unplanned admission within past 3 months, new fracture, ≥80 years)

Geriatrician, nurse practitioner, SW

1337

1016

77.6 (-)

76.7 (-)

[24,27]

1983 to 1984

RCT

North Carolina, USA

≥75 years admitted to all in-patient units other than intensive care

Attending physician and fellow in geriatric medicine, geriatric CNS, SW

93

92

80.9 (5.8)

82.0 (5.8)

[28,29]

2001 to 2003

RCT

Taiwan

≥60 years with accidental single-side hip fracture

Geriatrician, geriatric nurse, PT, rehabilitation physician

80

82

77.4 (8.2)

78.9 (7.3)

[30]

?

RCT

North Carolina, USA

≥70 years

Physician, CNS, home health nurse, SW, PT, dietician, pharmacist

62

58

77 (5.4)

76 (5.4)

[31]

1997

RCT

Madrid, Spain

≥65 years with acute hip fracture

Geriatrician, SW, rehabilitation specialist

155

164

81.1 (7.8)

82.6 (7.4)

[32]

1985 to 1989

RCT

California, USA

≥65 years, male, functionally impaired and one of the following criteria: confusion, dependence in ADL, polypharmacy, chronic illness, stressed caregiver system

Attending faculty geriatrician, geriatric fellow, CNS, SW, internal medical house officer

99

98

75.7 (9.0)

76.6 (9.7)


ADL: activities of daily living; CD: controlled design; CNS: clinical nurse specialist; ED: emergency department; IGCT: inpatient geriatric consultation team; LOS: length of stay; OT: occupational therapist; PT: physical therapist; RCT: randomized controlled trial; SW: social worker.

Deschodt et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:48   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-48

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