Follow-up study of two hundred admissions to a residential home.

@article{Smith1976FollowupSO,
  title={Follow-up study of two hundred admissions to a residential home.},
  author={Roselyn G. Smith and Clifton P. Lowther},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={1976},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={176-80}
}
Two hundred admissions to a local-authority Residential Home in Edinburgh were followed up for four years to study subsequent morbidity and mortality in the Home or after transfer. Their survival was compared with that of patients transferred from a Geriatric Assessment Unit to Long-stay Units. The mortality of both groups was greater than expected, particularly in the early weeks and in those suffering from cerebrovascular disease.