Nursing home residents and pneumonia hospitalisation

Surindran, S.
September 2006
Thorax;Sep2006, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p755
Academic Journal
The article presents a comparative study between pneumonic patients treated in the community with a clinical pathway and patients who were treated in nursing homes and those who underwent hospitalization. In terms on the quality of life, functional status, and mortality, the two groups did not have a significant difference. However, the study demonstrates a reduction in the number of hospital admissions using the clinical pathway, which led also to reduction of healthcare costs.


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