seniorlines

Seniorlines

SeniorLines examines the added value of hospital treatment for people aged 70 and over. Cohort
SeniorLines examines the added value of hospital treatment for people aged 70 and over.
SeniorLines examines the added value of hospital treatment for people of 70 years and older.

This also explicitly looks at the wishes and expectations of the elderly hospital patient himself. It also identifies whether their experiences and trajectories after discharge from hospital match these expectations.

Seniorlines aims to:

  • map the added value of current hospital care for seniors;
  • improve decision-making processes with patients;
  • improve guidance with regard to self-reliance and functioning.
  • Men and women aged 70 and over.


  • Participants  are interviewed about their health efficacy, health literacy, goals and expectations of hospitalization, and more patient-relevant outcomes, such as functional decline.

    In addition to subjective, qualitative data, diagnostic and treatment procedures will be recorded as well. Short- and long-term outcomes of health and functional status will be collected at 3 and 12 months after hospitalization. Prognostic models will be made to predict the long-term outcomes and cost-effectiveness of treatment.


  • We are continuously looking for motivated people to support the team. Students from either the Universities of (bio)medical sciences or the University of Applied Sciences are encouraged to contact us for (short) research projects. As a research intern, you will learn a lot about geriatric patients and how to conduct and organize scientific research. Besides, weekly research meetings and journal clubs will give you insights in other fields of geriatric medicine than your own research topic. 


Contact

Barbara van Munster
Barbara van Munster Professor of geriatrics

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Seniorlines
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands

Visiting address
University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Seniorlines
Hanzeplein 1
9713 GZ Groningen

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