Objective: This qualitative study was imbedded in a randomised controlled trial evaluating the addition of geriatricians to usual care to enable the comprehensive geriatric assessment process with older patients on acute medical units. The qualitative study explored the perspectives of intervention participants on their care and treatment.Design: A constructivist study incorporating semi structured interviews which were conducted in patients’ homes within six weeks of discharge from the acute medical unit. These interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analysed using thematic analysis.Setting: An acute medical unit in the United Kingdom.Participants: Older patients (n=18) and their informal carers (n=6) discharged directly home from an acute medical unit, who had been in the intervention group of the randomised controlled trial.Results: Three core themes were constructed: 1) perceived lack of treatment on the acute medical unit; 2) nebulous grasp of the role of the geriatrician; and 3) on going health and activities of daily living (ADLs) needs post discharge.
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