Isabel Hodkinson

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INTRODUCTION Including the patient or user perspective is a central organising principle of integrated care. Moreover, there is increasing recognition of the importance of strengthening relationships among patients, carers and practitioners, particularly for individuals receiving substantial health and care support, such as those with long-term or multiple(More)
Discharge and death of in-patients has been studied by life-table analyses of outcome of over 2000 admissions to a department of geriatric medicine. Mortality risk is shown to be greater for men and in those who are older, had constitutional upset, dehydration or a low mental test score and who were admitted without a wait. Men who lived alone or were(More)
INTRODUCTION Remote video consultations between clinician and patient are technically possible and increasingly acceptable. They are being introduced in some settings alongside (and occasionally replacing) face-to-face or telephone consultations. METHODS To explore the advantages and limitations of video consultations, we will conduct in-depth qualitative(More)
Differences in the rates of discharge and death and length of stay are examined for 2433 elderly patients admitted to a geriatric department by different routes. Highly significant differences are found which persist even when full allowance is made for variations in age, sex, mental test score, domicile, number of admissions, wait for admission,(More)
The characteristics of long-stay patients (defined as those staying more than 6 months) have been studied in a prospective series of 2,405 admissions. 5.6% become long-stay patients and they were more likely to be women, to be readmissions, to have been admitted from an old people's home, to have been non-emergency admissions, or to have been admitted by(More)
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