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Recuperative Care: an example of partnership care which works for patients

Morrissey, Yvonne, Coxon, Kirstie, Carpenter, G. Iain (2012) Recuperative Care: an example of partnership care which works for patients. Journal of Integrated Care, 20 (6). pp. 379-393. ISSN 1476-9018. (doi:10.1108/14769011211285183) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the role of Recuperative Care after hospital discharge. Design/methodology/approach – Acombined qualitative and quantitative study. The quantitative study was a concurrent, parallel, geographically controlled trial of Recuperative Care versus standard NHShospital rehabilitation. Recuperative Care is rehabilitation in a residential care home with no on-site medical or nursing staff. A daily programme of exercises and activities to improve independence is provided by two in-house occupational therapists. The primary outcome measures were discharge destination, domicile 3 and 12 months post-discharge and mortality. A purposefully selected sample of 20 recuperative care patients was interviewed after discharge. Findings – There was a small difference of borderline significance in initial discharge destination (slightly more patients were discharged home from recuperative care than from Hospital). However, at 3 months and 12 months there was no significant difference between the groups. A logistic regression analysis suggested the main determinant of outcome was cognitive function. There was no significant difference in mortality between the groups. The qualitative data demonstrated Recuperative Care to be a highly-rated, positive and sometimes life-changing experience for patients. The interview data illustrate the aspects of care and characteristics which were beneficial. Practical implications – Recuperative care is a model of partnership working which has potential to free-up hospital beds while benefitting patients. Originality/value – The presentation of the qualitative data aims to highlight those aspects of Recuperative Care which seemed beneficial from a clinical perspective.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/14769011211285183
Uncontrolled keywords: United Kingdom, National Health Service, Elderly people, Rehabilitation, Care homes, Occupational therapist, NHS hospital beds, Length of stay
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 09:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 09:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33154 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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