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Searching for an operational definition of frailty: a Delphi method based consensus statement: the frailty operative definition-consensus conference project.
BACKGROUND There is no consensus regarding the definition of frailty for clinical uses. METHODS A modified Delphi process was used to attempt to achieve consensus definition. Experts were selectedExpand
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Capacity for care: meta-ethnography of acute care nurses' experiences of the nurse-patient relationship
Aims To synthesize evidence and knowledge from published research about nurses' experiences of nurse-patient relationships with adult patients in general, acute inpatient hospital settings.Expand
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Living on the margin: understanding the experience of living and dying with frailty in old age.
Within policy and practice there is an increasing interest in the care of frail elders. However understanding of the experience and challenges of living and dying with frailty in older age isExpand
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Cost comparison of hospital- and home-based treatment models for acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
This trial compared the cost of an integrated home-based care model with traditional inpatient care for acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 25 patients with acute COPD were randomisedExpand
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A framework for complexity in palliative care: A qualitative study with patients, family carers and professionals
Background: Palliative care patients are often described as complex but evidence on complexity is limited. We need to understand complexity, including at individual patient-level, to defineExpand
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The emerging epidemic of skin cancer
Summary A study of the incidence of skin cancer over a 14‐year period in the North Humberside area of the U.K. indicates a steady rise in the numbers of the four most common types of skin cancer. AExpand
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The experience of living at home with frailty in old age: a psychosocial qualitative study.
BACKGROUND With enhanced longevity, many people in late old age find themselves frail and living at home, often alone. Whilst conceptualisations vary, frailty is often used in clinical practice as aExpand
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My Home Life: Quality of Life in Care Homes
This report is a result of a partnership between Help the Aged, the National Care Forum and the National Care Homes Research and Development Forum in collaboration with older people andExpand
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Seriously working together: integrated governance models to achieve sustainable partnerships between health care organisations.
OBJECTIVE To identify sustainable governance arrangements for health care organisations undertaking integrated health service delivery based on best available evidence. METHOD Systematic review ofExpand
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A governance model for integrated primary/secondary care for the health-reforming first world – results of a systematic review
BackgroundInternationally, key health care reform elements rely on improved integration of care between the primary and secondary sectors. The objective of this systematic review is to synthesise theExpand
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