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District Nursing Sister Attached to Hospital Surgical Department

Br Med J 1970; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5702.169 (Published 18 April 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:169
  1. Lisbeth Hockey


    An experiment of attaching a district nursing sister to the surgical department of a general hospital was designed to show the use of the district nursing service for the after-care of patients discharged from hospital after surgical treatment. In a 15-week period about 590 bed days were saved, and only six out of 126 patients discharged early had to be readmitted. Most of the patients and the general practitioners who replied to questionaries about the scheme were in favour of it.

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