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Co-Managed Care: Setting the Stage for Patient Success Prior to the Operating Suite


As the care for older adults evolves to innovative new modes of treatment, an initiative in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai stands out as a model for the field.

The unique program, known as ALIGN-CARE, began five years ago when renal transplantation surgeons at Mount Sinai reached out to the Brookdale Department for help with high-risk patients. The effort has since expanded to include colorectal, oncology, vascular, urology, and general surgeries.

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