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Performance indicators for hospital services for older people.

Challiner, Yvonne, Carpenter, G. Iain, Potter, Jonathan, Maxwell, Colleen (2003) Performance indicators for hospital services for older people. Age and Ageing, 32 (3). pp. 343-346. ISSN 0002-0729. (doi:10.1093/ageing/32.3.343) (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) (KAR id:5138)

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Abstract

Background: standardised assessment is recommended in geriatric practice to improve patient care and generate quality data for audit and research. High level indicators used to measure performance of rehabilitation units suggested that more patients were discharged to long-term residential care from one of two hospitals in a Health Authority in South East England.

Conclusions: comparisons of outcomes between hospitals could be misleading unless informed by standardised data on physical and mental functioning of rehabilitation patients.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/ageing/32.3.343
Uncontrolled keywords: standardised assessment; rehabilitation; performance indicators; case-mix
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Helen Wooldridge
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 07:34 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 14:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5138 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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