Older people with complex long-term health conditions. Their views on the community matron service: a qualitative study.

@article{Brown2008OlderPW,
  title={Older people with complex long-term health conditions. Their views on the community matron service: a qualitative study.},
  author={Ken Brown and Karen Stainer and Jane Stewart and Rose Clacy and Sharron Parker},
  journal={Quality in primary care},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={409-17}
}
BACKGROUND The Department of Health in the UK has suggested that older people with complex health problems may benefit from a case-management approach to meet their needs. The NHS has since invested heavily in community matrons as one method of tackling managed care. Matrons are highly trained nurses, able to diagnose, prescribe and manage patients with long-term conditions within primary care. Early evidence suggests that the matron approach does not achieve the government targets of reducing… CONTINUE READING
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