Older patients require specific design and practice management considerations incorporated into the medical practice to improve patient care. The American Medical Association (AMA) has produced Geriatric Care By Design, to highlight the unique needs of aging patients in a physician practice through a design/practice management perspective.
This resource presents strategies that help you successfully manage opportunities and challenges such as:
- Accessibility issues
- Coordination of care
- Supportive office systems
- Case studies and lessons learned from experts in the fields of both primary and specialty care, provide information and clear insight on how to design an environment that meets the needs of physicians, patients and office staff
Available in both print format and e-Book formats, this publication features easy-to-implement ideas, pragmatic plans and templates that are readily available at your fingertips for making changes both big and small in your practice. It is formatted to fit the lives of busy practitioners through bulleted points and easy-to-use checklists, tables and links to resources for additional information.
Topics covered include:
- Structural design
- Evaluating your practice
- Staffing and human resources
- Role for the family caregiver
- Health literacy and patient self-management
- Culturally effective care and health disparities
- Medical home-coordination of care
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