The delivery of home health services that are accessible and cost effective is contingent on understanding the characteristics and needs of the aggregates who use the services.
This study examined the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and nursing problems among a sample of home health patients.
Data were gathered by retrospective record review of all 209 patients with medical-surgical problems who were discharged from home health services during a six-week period.
Nursing diagnoses were identified by nurses at the time of the admission assessment.
Impaired mobility, the most frequent nursing diagnosis, occurred in 73% of the sample, cardiovascular problems in 52%, and respiratory problems in 48%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Soin, Infirmier, A domicile, Nursing, Besoin, Utilisateur, Homme, Diagnostic, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Care, Nurse, At home, Nursing, Need, User, Human, Diagnosis, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0556084
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 09/06/1995.