After years of research and multi-center and multi-disciplinary collaboration, there is now a practical handbook describing the APOP-screening program. With this program, the APOP team shares there experience with developing and implementaing a screening tool and intervention for older people who visit the emergency department. The aim is disseminate this knowledge and experince, so that all other Dutch hospitals can benefit. The handbook is based on research that was conducted in four hospitals in the Netherlands: The Erasmus Medisch Centrre in Rotterdamn, Haaglanden Medisch Centrum (locatie Bronovo) in The Hague, Alrijne Hospital (locaton Leiderdorp) and Leiden University Medical Centre. The APOP Handbook was supported by a ZonMw grant under the program for Evidence Based Medicine in Older patients.
For more information, such as a PDF of the Handbook (in Dutch), links to the scientific research (English, partly open access) and intstruction videos (also available in English): go to Website APOP Study