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An evaluation of an alternative to long-stay hospital care for frail elderly patients: II. Costs and effectiveness

Age and Ageing

Author: Challis, D., Darton, R., Johnson, L., Stone, M., Traske, K.
Year: 1991
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

This paper provides the main findings of an evaluation of a service to provide alternative care at home for patients receiving long-stay hospital care. Elderly people receiving the service were compared with a group of similar patients in an adjacent health district. The paper presents data on length of time at home and in hospital, changes in quality of life and care of elderly people, and effects upon informal carers for the two groups.


Further Details

Publish Dates July 1, 1991
Full Title Age and Ageing
Pages 245-254
Volume 20
Issue 4
Accession Number August, 2010
Electronic Resource Number 10.1093/ageing/20.4.245
Research Notes Electronic copy added 22/08/2013
Keywords olderhomeService provisionaging in placeLong-term care

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