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What does 'access to health care' mean?
Facilitating access is concerned with helping people to command appropriate health care resources in order to preserve or improve their health. Access is a complex concept and at least four aspectsExpand
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Health Operations Management: Patient Flow Logistics in Health Care
1. Introduction 2. Health Operations Management: Introduction of Basic Terminology 3. A Framework for Hospital Production Control 4. Products and Processes 5. Resources 6. Description and Analysis ofExpand
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Older people's experience of falls: understanding, interpretation and autonomy.
AIM This paper is a report of a study to explore the experiences of older people who suffered a recent fall and identify possible factors that could contribute to service development. BACKGROUNDExpand
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Older people and falls: health status, quality of life, lifestyle, care networks, prevention and views on service use following a recent fall.
AIM AND OBJECTIVE This study has investigated older people's experiences of a recent fall, its impact on their health, lifestyle, quality of life, care networks, prevention and their views on serviceExpand
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Examining the relationship between anxiety and depression and exacerbations of COPD which result in hospital admission: a systematic review
  • A. Pooler, R. Beech
  • Medicine
  • International journal of chronic obstructive…
  • 29 March 2014
Objectives Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are the third largest cause of emergency hospital admissions in the UK. This systematic literature review explored theExpand
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A long-term follow-up of stroke patients.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Two hundred ninety-one residents of southeast London, younger than 75 years, suffered their first stroke in 1989/1990. The objectives of this study were to determine theExpand
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Randomised controlled trial to evaluate early discharge scheme for patients with stroke
Abstract Objective: To assess the clinical effectiveness of an early discharge policy for patients with stroke by using a community based rehabilitation team. Design: Randomised controlled trial toExpand
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Longer term quality of life and outcome in stroke patients: is the Barthel index alone an adequate measure of outcome?
OBJECTIVES: To consider whether the Barthel Index alone provides sufficient information about the long term outcome of stroke. DESIGN: Cross sectional follow up study with a structured interviewExpand
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Does integrated governance lead to integrated patient care? Findings from the innovation forum.
Good integration of services that aim to reduce avoidable acute hospital bed use by older people requires frontline staff to be aware of service options and access them in a timely manner. In threeExpand
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