Long-term patients' outcomes after intermediate care at a community hospital for elderly patients: 12-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Garsen2008LongtermPO,
  title={Long-term patients' outcomes after intermediate care at a community hospital for elderly patients: 12-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Helge M Gar{\aa}sen and Rolf Windspoll and Robert J Johnsen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={
          197-204
        }
}
BACKGROUND Developing a better understanding of if, and when, patients need care at a general hospital is an urgent challenge, as the proportion of general hospital beds being occupied by older patients is continuously increasing. METHODS In a randomized controlled trial, of 142 patients aged 60 years or more admitted to a city general hospital due to acute illness or exacerbation of a chronic disease, 72 (intervention group) were randomized to intermediate care at a community hospital, and… CONTINUE READING
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