Evolving the delivery of acute care services in the home.

@article{McWilliam2003EvolvingTD,
  title={Evolving the delivery of acute care services in the home.},
  author={Carol L. McWilliam and Barbara Godfrey and Moira Stewart and John F Sangster and Joan S. Mitchell and Irene Cohen},
  journal={Home health care services quarterly},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={55-74}
}
To serve escalating acute care caseloads, physicians affiliated with one Canadian home care program have piloted a project to integrate physician services into the home (IPSITH). This paper presents the 18-month qualitative evaluation. Phenomenological methodology and in-depth interviewing were used to construct a holistic interpretation of the implementation from the experiences of all involved: patients, family caregivers, physicians, case managers, community nurses and the project's nurse… CONTINUE READING