Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V01140013
Rehabilitation for older adults
The positive effect of rehabilitation is well documented among older adults where functional disability affects daily activities and participation. Existing knowledge, however, needs to be implemented in daily routines. Everyday rehabilitation in the municipalities is improving. Fast-track methods are tested in hospitals. More studies are needed for follow-up evaluation and regarding how, for whom and for how long rehabilitation should take place. All doctors should be aware of and able to handle the patient’s need of rehabilitation in an integrated health-care perspective.