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The effectiveness of the around-the-clock in-home care system: did it prevent the institutionalization of frail elderly?

Public Health Nursing

Author: Murashima, S., Asahara, K.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2003


Abstract This study compares two communities in Japan from the perspective of community health care resources and their use by the elderly during 1992-98. In one community, programs of home care services for the elderly were reorganized to provide around-the-clock in-home nursing and home help services seven days a week (ACC). Official records were the major sources of data. Evidence from the analysis indicated that ACC might contribute to less use of institutionalization as an alternative to home care, even though, in some instances, institutionalization is the only appropriate alternative.

Further Details

Publish Dates: January 01, 2003
Full Title: Public Health Nursing
Pages: 13-24
Volume: 20
Issue: 1
Accession Number: December, 2010
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1046/j.1525-1446.2003.20103.x
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 21/08/2013
Keywords: Asiaolderassessmenthome care
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