Rapid response teams will make some difference but at what cost?

Stosz, L.M. and Alaszewski, A.M. (2008) Rapid response teams will make some difference but at what cost? Nursing Older People, 20 (7). pp. 26-27. ISSN 1472-0795. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

As Alan Johnson, the secretary of state for health, notes in his foreword to the End of Life Care Strategy, more than 500,000 people die each year in England, of whom more than two thirds are over 75. Surveys supporting the strategy indicate that most people would prefer to die at home (Higginson and Sen-Gupta 2000); however, only 18 per cent do so and older people are even less likely to die at home (Higginson et al 1999).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: OLDER people -- Care; OCCUPATIONAL training; MEDICAL care; Dept. of Health; Continuing Care Retirement Communities; Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Laura Holdsworth
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2010 14:08
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 12:31
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23167 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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