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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.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1991

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
Reads: 123
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