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CHERISH (collaboration for hospitalised elders reducing the impact of stays in hospital): protocol for a multi-site improvement program to reduce geriatric syndromes in older inpatients

  • Alison M. Mudge1Email author,
  • Merrilyn D. Banks1,
  • Adrian G. Barnett2,
  • Irene Blackberry3,
  • Nicholas Graves2,
  • Theresa Green4,
  • Gillian Harvey5,
  • Ruth E. Hubbard6,
  • Sharon K. Inouye7,
  • Sue Kurrle8,
  • Kwang Lim9,
  • Prue McRae1,
  • Nancye M. Peel6,
  • Jessica Suna1 and
  • Adrienne M. Young1
BMC GeriatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:11

Received: 3 December 2016

Accepted: 15 December 2016

Published: 9 January 2017

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Original Submission
3 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
10 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Alison M Mudge
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Dec 2016 Editorially accepted
9 Jan 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12877-016-0399-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Australia
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation and School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
John Richards Initiative, Australian Institute of Primary Care and Ageing, La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga, Australia
School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, USA
Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia