Promoting Excellence : ALS Hospital Referral Criteria at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Name:
ALS Hospital Referral Criteria at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

Description:
An example of a hospital referral criteria specifically for patients suffering from ALS.

Category:
Clinical Care Tools - Case Management & Coordination

Source:
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair

Contact:
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
[email protected]

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
Used by the attending physician to establish the appropriateness of referring an ALS patient to a hospital.

Keywords:
ALS, health status, symptom assessment, function, hospital referral

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.

References:
Produced by the ALS Workgroup.

To view this tool:
ALS Appendix E, p 42 (pdf PDF 673 KB / 46 pages)

Posted March 10, 2005

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup


# ALS18, type:case_management


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