M. Feenstra, MSc
Launched in October 2014, the SENIORLINES consortium is a unique partnership of geriatricians, internists, surgeons, nurses, and human movement scientists. SENIORLINES is a prospective longitudinal cohort study in which 1000 medical and surgical patients aged 70 years and older and treated in the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) will be followed. During their hospital admission and at 3-months and 1 year post discharge, patients are asked for the course of their symptoms, expectations and desired outcomes. Physical and cognitive functioning, well-being, autonomy and the impact of the hospital admission or illness on social participation are extensively measured. Finally, medical information such as use of primary care, medication use, and lab data are recorded.
The main objectives of the SENIORLINES consortium are:
- to map the added value of current hospital care for seniors living in the north of the Netherlands;
- to improve shared decision-making concerning hospital admission and personalized health care of seniors living in the north of the Netherlands;
to improve health care trajectories regarding autonomy and independency of seniors living in the north of the Netherlands.
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