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dc.contributor.authorRushton, Carole
dc.contributor.authorCrilly, Julia
dc.contributor.authorAdeleye, Adeniyi
dc.contributor.authorGrealish, Laurie
dc.contributor.authorBeylacq, Mandy
dc.contributor.authorForbes, Mark
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To explore current knowledge of medical assessment units (MAUs) with specific reference to older people with complex needs and to stimulate new topics and questions for future policy, research and practice. Methods: A scoping review was conducted using an integrated-latent thematic approach. Results: This review provides a unique perspective on MAUs and older people which is framed using four themes: efficiency, effectiveness, equity and time. Eighteen articles were reviewed. Most (14) articles reported on efficiency and effectiveness while none reported explicitly on equity. Time was identified as a fourth, latent theme within the literature. Conclusion: Findings from this review indicate that future policy, research and practice relating to MAUs should focus on older people with complex needs, patient-centred metrics and those MAU characteristics most likely to deliver positive health outcomes to this particular cohort of patients.en_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal on Ageingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAged Health Careen_US
dc.titleScoping review of medical assessment units and older people with complex health needsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Human Services and Social Worken_US
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.en_US
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