Articles documenting HELP's effectiveness and cost-effectiveness
- Inouye SK, Bogardus ST, Charpentier PA, Leo-Summers L, Acampora Denise, Holford TR, Cooney LM. A Multicomponent Intervention to Prevent Delirium in Hospitalized Older Patients. New England Journal of Medicine 1999;340:669-76. Controlled clinical trial documenting effectiveness of targeted risk factor intervention strategy for primary prevention of delirium.
- Inouye SK, Bogardus ST Jr, Baker DI, Leo-Summers L, Cooney LM Jr . The Hospital Elder Life Program: a model of care to prevent cognitive and functional decline in older hospitalized patients. Hospital Elder Life Program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2000;48:1697-1706. A comprehensive overview of the Hospital Elder Life Program, a model of hospital care designed to prevent functional decline of older persons during hospitalization.
- Rizzo JA, Bogardus ST Jr, Leo-Summers L, Williams CS, Acampora D, Inouye SK . Multicomponent targeted intervention to prevent delirium in hospitalized older patients: what is the economic value? Medical Care 2001;39:740-752. Analysis of cost implications concluding that the Hospital Elder Life Program is a cost effective treatment option for patients at intermediate risk for developing delirium.
- Inouye SK, Bogardus ST Jr, Williams CS, Leo-Summers L, Agostini JV. The Role of Adherence on the Effectiveness of Nonpharmacologic Interventions: Evidence From the Delirium Prevention Trial. Archives of Internal Medicine 2003;163:958-964. Examined the impact of level of adherence on effectiveness of delirium prevention and found that higher levels of adherence resulted in reduced rates of delirium in a directly graded fashion.
- Bradley EH, Schlesinger M, Webster TR, Baker D, Inouye SK. Translating research into clinical practice: making change happen. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 52:1875-1882, 2004. Qualitative study examining common challenges for implementing the Hospital Elder Life Program, and strategies to address them.
- Leslie DL, Zhang Y, Bogardus ST, Holford TR, Leo-Summers LS, Inouye SK.Consequences of Preventing Delirium in Hospitalized Older Adults on Nursing Home Costs. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2005;52:405-409. Longitudinal follow-up study (N=801) documenting effectiveness of active methods to prevent delirium in decreasing long-term nursing home costs.
- Bradley EH, Webster TR, Baker D, Schlesinger M, Inouye, SK. After Adoption: Sustaining the innovation. A case study of disseminating the Hospital Elder Life Program. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 53:1455-1461, 2005. Longitudinal, qualitative study examining key factors that influence sustainability in the diffusion of the Hospital Elder Life Program.
- Rubin FH, Williams JT, Lescisin DA, Mook WJ, Hassan S, Inouye SK. Replicating the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) in a Community Hospital and Demonstrating Effectiveness Using Quality Improvement Methodology. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54:969-974. A pretest/posttest quality improvement study evaluating the replication of the Hospital Elder Life Program in a community hospital. The HELP intervention resulting in both clinical and financial benefits.
- Bradley EH, Webster TR, Schlesinger M, Baker DI, Inouye SK. The roles of senior management in improving hospital experiences for frail older adults.Journal of Healthcare Management 2006; 51:321-334.
- Bradley EH, Webster TR, Schlesinger M, Baker DI, Inouye SK. Patterns of diffusion of evidence-based clinical programs: A case study of the Hospital Elder Life Program. Qual Saf Health Care 2006;15;334-338.
- Inouye SK, Baker DI, Fugal P, Bradley EH. Dissemination of the Hospital Elder Life Program: Implementation, adaptation, and successes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2006;54:10:1492-1499.
- Caplan GA, Harper EL. Recruitment of volunteers to improve vitality in the elderly: the REVIVE study. Int Med J. 2007;37:95-100.
- Chen CC, Lin MT, Tien YW, Yen CJ, Huang GH, Inouye SK. Modified hospital elder life program: effects on abdominal surgery patients. J Am Coll Surg 2011;213:245-52.
- Sandhaus S, Zalon ML, Valenti D, Dzielak E, Smego RA Jr, Arzamasova U. A volunteer-based Hospital Elder Life Program to reduce delirium. Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2010 Apr-Jun;29(2):150-6.
- Zalon, M. L., S. Sandhaus, et al. (2010). Using PDAs to detect cognitive change in the hospitalized elderly patient. Applied Nursing Research 23(3): e21-27.
- Steel Fisher GK, Martin LA, Dowal SL, Inouye Sk. Sustaining Clinical Programs during Difficult Economic Times; A Case Series from the Hospital Elder Life Program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011;59:1873-1882.
- Rubin FH, Neal K, Fenlon K, Hassan S, Inouye SK. Sustainability and Scalability of the Hospital Elder Life Program at a Community Hospital. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2011;59:359-65.
- Chong MS, Chan MP, Kang J, Han HC, Ding YY, Tan TL. A new model of delirium care in the acute geriatric setting: geriatric monitoring unit. BMC Geriatr. 2011 Aug 13;11:41
- Bakker FC, Persoon A, Schoon Y, Olde Rikkert MG. Hospital elder life program integrated in Dutch hospital care: a pilot. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Apr;61(4):641-2.
- Babine RL, Farrington S, Wierman HR. HELP© prevent falls by preventing delirium. Nursing. 2013 May;43(5):18-21.
- Strijbos, M. J., B. Steunenberg, et al. (2013). Design and methods of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), a multicomponent targeted intervention to prevent delirium in hospitalized older patients: efficacy and cost-effectiveness in Dutch health care. BMC Geriatr 13: 78.
- Zaubler TS, Murphy K, Rizzuto L, et al. Quality Improvement and Cost Savings with Multicomponent Delirium Interventions: Replication of the Hospital Elder Life Program in a Community Hospital. Psychosomatics 2013;54:219-26.
- Yue, J., P. Tabloski, et al. NICE to HELP: operationalizing National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines to improve clinical practice. J Am Geriatr Soc 2014;62(4): 754-761.
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