Continuity of care for acutely unwell older adults from nursing homes.

@article{Crilly2006ContinuityOC,
  title={Continuity of care for acutely unwell older adults from nursing homes.},
  author={Julia Crilly and Wendy Chaboyer and Marianne Wallis},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={122-34}
}
BACKGROUND Continuity of care (COC) for acutely unwell older adults, particularly those who are nursing home residents, who present to hospital, is complicated by the presence of co-morbid conditions, long waiting times, both for the ambulance and in the department, and poor after-hours general practitioner access. AIM To present a critical review of the literature on COC for older adults from nursing homes who present to hospital and who are acutely unwell. The review will answer the… CONTINUE READING