We wished to assess the impact of an audit package (the Royal College of Physicians CARE scheme) on outcomes in institutional care for elderly people.
We compared patients in audited and unaudited units in four hospital continuing-care wards and a National Health Service nursing home.
Ninety-three hospital long-stay patients and 26 nursing home patients were observed.
Changes in disability (measured using the Barthel Index, Clifton Assessment Procedure for the Elderly and Crichton Royal Behaviour Rating Scale), deaths, satisfaction with life, and relative's satisfaction with care were recorded.
Odds ratios for unfavourable outcomes were calculated after adjusting for potential confounders.
Mots-clés Pascal : Audit, Etablissement troisième âge, Hôpital, Assurance qualité, Satisfaction, Etude comparative, Vieillard, Malade, Capacité fonctionnelle, Attitude, Personnel sanitaire, Equipe soignante, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Audit, Homes for the aged, Hospital, Quality assurance, Satisfaction, Comparative study, Elderly, Patient, Functional capacity, Attitude, Health staff, Hospital staff, Human
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199501.