Residential care in hospital and in the community--quality of care and quality of life.

@article{Shepherd1996ResidentialCI,
  title={Residential care in hospital and in the community--quality of care and quality of life.},
  author={Geoff Shepherd and M S A Muijen and Ruth Dean and Matthew A. Cooney},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1996},
  volume={168 4},
  pages={
          448-56
        }
}
BACKGROUND The reduction of beds in long-stay hospitals has led to concerns over the quality of care offered to the remaining residents as well as that provided in the community. This study seeks to compare the quality of care and quality of life (reported satisfaction) from residents in both types of setting. METHOD A cross-sectional comparison was made of community residential homes and hospital wards drawn randomly from lists provided by local authorities in the outer London area. Samples… CONTINUE READING