Joan Farré Calpe

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There has been a tendency recently to abandon competition and to introduce policies that promote collaboration between health providers as a means of improving the efficiency of the system and the continuity of care. A number of countries, most notably the United States, have experienced the integration of health care providers to cover the continuum of(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluated the rapid discharge of older patients with reactivated chronic diseases from an acute general hospital to an intermediate care hospital. METHODS A cohort study was carried out. Compliance with predefined quality standards and patient selection were evaluated. RESULTS Sixty-eight patients (mean age 82.6 years, 48.5% men) were(More)
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