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Spain: old people frequently live with their families

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7353.1543 (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1543
  1. Xavier Bosch
  1. Barcelona

    Spain has a lack of nursing home beds, which sometimes means that old people who cannot afford a private bed have to wait a long time for a free one. But the tradition of old people living with their families helps to compensate for a lack of places, doctors say.

    Dr Isidoro Ruipérez, head of the geriatric unit at the Hospital Central de la Cruz Roja, Madrid, and president of the Spanish Society …

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