06 JUNE 2017

Geriatric assessments, 2016

Data of 2016 geriatric assessments have been published in database.

Geriatric assessment refers to evaluating the overall health, functional and social condition of grown up individuals with multiple coping disorders together with implementing a tailored service plan by a team of specialists consisting of a physician (specially trained to provide help for geriatric patients), nurse, social worker and other specialists (if required). Persons are assessed on a regular evaluating basis (i.e. persons assessed several times in a given year are evaluated on multiple occasions).

In 2016, the service was provided by six hospitals. During last five years, the number of geriatric assessment service providers declined by almost two times. Therefore the service availability descended and the number of geriatric assessments decreased by 18% compared to 2015 (650 to 553).