Letters

Discharges from nursing homes

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6959.957d (Published 08 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:957
  1. J Henry,
  2. I MacPherson,
  3. S Donald
  1. Priority Services Research Team, Department of General Practice, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB 9 2AY.

    EDITOR, - Clive E Bowman may be correct in stating that there are inadequacies in the medical care for residents of nursing homes. Our survey, however, was designed not to study the care provided in nursing homes but to monitor discharges from nursing homes over three years. Bowman is correct to highlight the importance of inappropriate placement, but, again, our survey was not designed to study this. If people are being placed inappropriately this …

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