The outcome of the transfer of 60 elderly patients suffering from dementia from hospital to nursing home care under a partnership contract was reviewed at 6 and 12 months following transfer.
The nursing home population had fared badly compared with patients remaining in hospital during the first 3 months.
This difference was less evident at 6 months follow-up and had disappeared at 12 months follow-up.
It seems that a partnership agreement such as this can deliver a quality of health care at least as good as hospital treatment as long the transfer is handled carefully.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etablissement troisième âge, Démence, Transfert, Qualité, Soin, Long terme, Organisation santé, Vieillard, Homme, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie, Maladie dégénérative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homes for the aged, Dementia, Transfer, Quality, Care, Long term, Public health organization, Elderly, Human, Cerebral disorder, Central nervous system disease, Nervous system diseases, Degenerative disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0434193
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 19/12/1997.