The Presence of a Geriatrician in a Nursing Home Could Prevent Hospitalization

October 4, 2019

In Switzerland, general practitioners mostly provide medical care in the nursing home (NH). They generally work in their own practice, which is not located in the NH. In case of an emergency, the NH resident is often transferred to the emergency room if the general practitioner is not available, although hospitalization is a risk factor for functional and cognitive decline.1–3