- Improving quality of delirium care in a general medical service with established interdisciplinary care: a controlled trialA M Mudge
Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital
Intern Med J 43:270-7. 2013..Clinical practice guidelines have been developed to improve screening, prevention and management of delirium...
- Improving hospital outcomes in patients admitted from residential aged care: results from a controlled trialAlison Mary Mudge
Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, 3rd Floor, James Mayne Building, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
Age Ageing 41:670-3. 2012..residents of aged care are old, frail and frequently require hospital management of intercurrent illness, but hospital outcomes are poor...
- Exercise training in recently hospitalized heart failure patients enrolled in a disease management programme: design of the EJECTION-HF randomized controlled trialAlison M Mudge
Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia
Eur J Heart Fail 13:1370-5. 2011..Enrolment will be completed in 2013. ACTRN12608000263392...
- Helping understand nutritional gaps in the elderly (HUNGER): a prospective study of patient factors associated with inadequate nutritional intake in older medical inpatientsAlison M Mudge
Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Herston, QLD, Australia
Clin Nutr 30:320-5. 2011..The aim of this study was to measure the proportion of older medical patients with inadequate nutritional intake, and identify patient-related factors associated with this outcome...
- Recurrent readmissions in medical patients: a prospective studyAlison M Mudge
Department of Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Herston, Queensland, Australia
J Hosp Med 6:61-7. 2011..Hospital readmissions are common and costly. A recent previous hospitalization preceding the index admission is a marker of increased risk of future readmission...
- Timing and risk factors for functional changes associated with medical hospitalization in older patientsAlison M Mudge
University of Queensland School of Medicine, Brisbane, Australia
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:866-72. 2010..Objectives of this study were to separately describe pre-hospital and in-hospital functional changes in older Australian medical patients and to identify risk factors associated with these functional changes...
- The paradox of readmission: effect of a quality improvement program in hospitalized patients with heart failureAlison Mudge
Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
J Hosp Med 5:148-53. 2010..Initiating better disease management at the time of initial hospital admission has the potential to reduce readmissions...
- Exercising body and mind: an integrated approach to functional independence in hospitalized older peopleAlison M Mudge
Department of Internal Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
J Am Geriatr Soc 56:630-5. 2008..To evaluate the effect of a structured, multi-component, early rehabilitation program on functional status, delirium, and discharge outcomes of older acute medical inpatients...
- Controlled trial of multidisciplinary care teams for acutely ill medical inpatients: enhanced multidisciplinary careA Mudge
Department of Internal Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women s Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Intern Med J 36:558-63. 2006..Evidence suggests that comprehensive early assessment and discharge planning may improve efficiency and outcomes of care in older medical patients...
- Optimising care of acute coronary syndromes in three Australian hospitalsIan A Scott
Department of Internal Medicine, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Int J Qual Health Care 16:275-84. 2004..To improve quality of in-hospital care of patients with acute coronary syndromes using a multifaceted quality improvement program...
- Achieving better in-hospital and after-hospital care of patients with acute cardiac diseaseIan A Scott
Clinical Services Evaluation Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Ipswich Road, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, QLD
Med J Aust 180:S83-8. 2004..001) and from 32.8% to 22.4% (P = 0.005) for patients with CHF. Quality improvement programs that feature multifaceted interventions across the continuum of care can change clinical culture, optimise care and improve clinical outcomes...