A randomized controlled trial of a high support hospital discharge team for elderly people.
The Home Treatment Team (HTT), a hospital discharge team for elderly patients, was created to provide practical help and promote independence of patients at home for up to 6 weeks after hospital discharge.
Patients were those judged to be at particular risk of failing to resettle, and thus being readmitted to hospital or admitted to a residential or nursing home.
An open randomized controlled trial compared patients receiving the HTT (n= 29) with controls (n=25) receiving appropriate conventional community services.
Fewer HTT patients were readmitted (four by 6 weeks and nine by 12 weeks) than controls (nine by 6 weeks and 14 by 12 weeks, p< 0.05) and more were at home at 6 weeks (24, 83% and 10, 40%, p<0.05), 12 weeks (21, 72% and 11, 44%, p<0.05) and 12 months (17, 58% and 10, 40%, p<0.05).
Mots-clés Pascal : Sortie hôpital, Récidive, Facteur risque, Prévention, Support social, Traitement communautaire, A domicile, Modèle, Efficacité traitement, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital discharge, Relapse, Risk factor, Prevention, Social support, Community treatment, At home, Models, Treatment efficiency, Elderly, Human
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Cote : 94-0437245
Code Inist : 002B18E. Création : 199406.