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A critical look at geriatric hospital rehabilitation

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journal contribution
posted on 29.01.2018 by Jakob Tiebel
According to recent studies, elderly patients with multiple conditions often do not receive optimal care in hospitals. The number of geriatric patients with multiple clinical patterns in hospitals rose from 1.1 million to 2 million between 2006 and 2015 in Germany alone. Increasing numbers of those affected receive special rehabilitation treatment in clinics, which, due to the complexity of care, seems to be considerably more expensive than normal rehabilitation, but not necessarily more effective.