Reflections on two years after establishing an orthogeriatric unit: a focus group study of healthcare professionals’ expectations and experiences

@inproceedings{Abrahamsen2017ReflectionsOT,
  title={Reflections on two years after establishing an orthogeriatric unit: a focus group study of healthcare professionals’ expectations and experiences},
  author={C Abrahamsen and Birgitte N\orgaard and Eva Draborg and Dorte T Nielsen},
  booktitle={BMC health services research},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND For decades hospitals have been "vertically" organized, with the risk that specialization leads to fragmented and one-sided views of patient care and treatment that may cause poor communication and coordination of care and treatment. Two years after the introduction of an orthogeriatric unit for elderly patients admitted with fragility fractures, we studied the involved healthcare professionals' perspectives and experiences with working in an interprofessional organization. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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