Table 1

The logic model of the intervention

Core inputs

Immediate Impacts

Short-Term Impacts



Geriatric assessment at emergency department,

Contact between emergency department and municipality case manager

Municipality care will have increased information regarding the needs of the older person,

Possibilities for earlier discovery of problems,

Maintained functional ability,

Case manager and multi-professional team at the municipality care,

Increased contact between case manager and hospital ward

Increased contact between emergency healthcare and municipality social care,

Earlier care and rehabilitation efforts and changes in care and rehabilitation plans,

Increased life satisfaction,

Care planning after hospital discharge at older person's home

Case manager has early contact with older person at hospital,

Older people have more knowledge of whom to contact when they need help,

Better uptake of older people's viewpoints

Reduced number of visits to the emergency department,

Case manager has early contact with older peoples' families,

Increased participation opportunities for older people and their families in care planning

Reduced number of stays in hospital wards,

Continuous contact between case manager and older people

Higher satisfaction with municipality care and rehabilitation

Hasson et al. Implementation Science 2012 7:23   doi:10.1186/1748-5908-7-23

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