Intermediate care offers no 'quick fix' solution

Inman, Kendra
March 2002
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);3/23/2002, Vol. 324 Issue 7339, p694
Academic Journal
Reports on intermediate care in Great Britain which is designed to help vulnerable patients live more independently in order to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions. How money slated for intermediate care has been used for other medical services; Problems with delayed hospital discharge and a shortage of places in nursing homes; Topics discussed at the conference 'Intermediate care: options and opportunities.'


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