What do elderly people do in hospital ?
Current health-care reforms have sharpened the focus on efficiency of bed usage ; one useful method of exploring this concept is to determine how patients spend their time in hospital..
This small study explored how 23 elderly patients spent their time on two elderly care wards..
A time-sampling, patient-focused, structured observation method was employed to observe the patients.
The most commonly observed activity was eating and drinking..
The findings, in keeping with previous work, suggest that therapeutic activities occupy a minimal proportion of the patient's day..
Reasons for inactivity are explored and recommendations made for further research.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Activité, Vie quotidienne, Evaluation, Utilisation, Lit, Temps séjour, Hôpital, Système santé, Nursing, Royaume Uni, Homme, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Activity, Daily living, Evaluation, Use, Bed, Residence time, Hospital, Health system, Nursing, United Kingdom, Human, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0264377
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 199608.