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Salud Pública de México

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COSTA-DE LIMA, Kenio et al. Effectiveness of intervention programs in primary care for the robust elderly. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2015, vol.57, n.3, pp.265-274. ISSN 0036-3634.

Objective. This study aimed to search the literature for intervention programs in primary care with a multiprofes-sional character, specifically directed at the robust elderly, and with viable and cost-effective interventions. Materials and methods.The search strategies were applied in Cochrane, Lilacs, Pubmed, Scopus, WHOLIS, Embase, Medcarib, Scielo, Web of Science, and PAHO databases. Results. 3 665 articles were found and 32 remained for analysis, grouped into four categories: care management; multidisciplinary intervention; interventions on the basis of risk; and educational interventions with health professionals. Conclusion. Strategies such as domestic interventions can promote health and functionality of elderlies, as well as reduce mortality, use of the health system and costs. Besides that, the use of hard and light-hard technologies are important for risk prevention and care management for the elderly.There is a need to create programs for risk prevention and effective management of elderly care at the primary level.

Keywords : ambulatory care; primary health care; aging; comparative effectiveness research.

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