Patients' perceptions of early supported discharge for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative study.

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OBJECTIVE To explore patients' views of an early supported discharge service for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). INTERVENTION Early supported discharge service (EDS) with discharge at 3.5 days (average length of stay for COPD at the time was 9.5 days). After discharge, patients were visited at home daily for 3 days by a nurse from the early… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2007.025668

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