Liesbeth A M van Gemert

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This study was initiated to determine the impact of post-discharge, nurse-led, home-based case management intervention on the number of emergency readmissions, level of care utilization, quality of life, and psychological functioning. Patients discharged home from a general hospital (N=147) were randomly assigned to usual care or nurse-led, home-based, case(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a nurse-led, home-based, case-management intervention (NHI) after hospital discharge in addition to usual care. METHODS Economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial after being discharged home with 24 weeks of follow-up. Patients discharged to their home from a(More)
The Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP) is a criterion audit tool used extensively in the USA to assess the appropriateness of admission to hospitals. This study evaluated the utility of the AEP in an Australian teaching hospital, and recommends minor modifications to the criteria to improve the efficiency of the audit process. Six per cent of(More)
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