Moore VA's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Article
A randomized controlled trial of geriatric screening and surveillance was undertaken on a practice population of 295 patients aged 70 years or more over a two-year period. In the screened group (145 patients) many social problems were found and a total of 380 medical conditions were reported during the study period, 144 (38 per cent) of which were...

Citations

... Doubts about the feasibility of routine assessment of elderly people [5] led to the notion of two stage targeted screening to identify those at greatest risk or greatest need [6][7][8]. In the 1980s results from three randomised controlled trials, which examined the benefit of socio-medical assessment, were published [9][10][11][12]. Two of these trials took place in the UK [9,10] in the setting of general practice and one in Denmark among elderly people living in the community [11,12]. ...
... [11,12] Another randomised study [13] suggested that health checks at 3-month interval resulted in reductions in mortality rate and duration of hospital stay. A study [14] also showed an apparent reduction in mortality and few studies [15,16] have shown improvements in morale. ...