Penny L Sargent

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OBJECTIVES To determine the impact on outcomes in patients of the Evercare approach to case management of elderly people. DESIGN Practice level before and after analysis of hospital admissions data with control group. SETTING Nine primary care trusts in England that, in 2003-5, piloted case management of elderly people selected as being at high risk of(More)
AIMS To determine the incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and identify risk factors for seroconversion. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. Participants were recruited through direct approaches, street-based outreach, methadone and sexual health clinics and needle and syringe programmes. SETTING Urban, regional and rural settings in New South(More)
Nurse-led case management programmes have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years. Countries such as the USA, Canada, Sweden and the Netherlands have long running case management programmes in place for frail elderly people. The Department of Health in England has recently introduced a 'community matron' role to provide case management to(More)
AIM To describe actual patient caseload sizes among case managers for long term conditions and explore issues of caseload manageability. BACKGROUND Department of Health guidance advises that community matron case managers for long term conditions should manage caseloads of 50-80 patients. However, there is currently no evidence to justify these caseload(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impacts of different forms of case management for people aged over 65 years at risk of unplanned hospital admission, in particular the impacts upon patients, carers and health service organization in English primary care; and, in these respects, compare the Evercare model with alternatives. METHODS Multiple qualitative case studies(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is now the leading notifiable disease in Australia. The current study aimed to determine the prevalence of HCV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and associated risk behaviors among injecting drug users (IDUs) screened in south-western Sydney as part of a multisite prospective cohort study. METHODS(More)
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