Clinical Toolbox

The Clinical Toolbox for Geriatric Care was developed by the SHM Geriatric Task Force, a multidisciplinary group of health care providers specializing in care of the elderly and education of Hospitalists, and was supported in part by the John A Hartford Foundation through a subcontract with the American Geriatrics Society.  The goal of the project was to provide Hospitalists with a compendium of resources or “toolbox” to facilitate and improve inpatient care of the elderly.  Specifically, the project aimed to develop an easy to access resource containing the best assessment tools and, for each one, provide information allowing Hospitalists to quickly locate the best tool for any given clinical situation.