The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has launched a new virtual platform providing resources and tools for hospitals interested in implementing a Geriatrics-Orthopedics Co-Management model for hip fracture patients.
AGS CoCare: Ortho seeks to improve care and lower costs for the 260,000 older adults hospitalized annually with hip fractures by helping hospitals implement co-management, whereby geriatrics professionals, or geriatrically trained clinicians such as hospitalists, work with surgeons to coordinate and improve perioperative care. The model has been shown to reduce risk factors for harmful events such as delirium, falls, adverse drug events, and infections.
Resources include more than 30 self-directed training modules and access to a portfolio of tools, resources, expert mentoring and guidance opportunities, and an online community.
This is a John A. Hartford Foundation-supported project.