Older people and the “patient centred” NHS:Proactive support in primary care can avert admissions

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7435.350-b (Published 05 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:350
  1. Moyez Jiwa, lead research fellow (m.jiwa@sheffield.ac.uk)
  1. University of Sheffield, Institute of General Practice, Community Sciences Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU

    EDITOR—Rowland and Pollock's editorial induces reflection on the consequences to the NHS and social services of patients admitted into secondary care in less than ideal circumstances.1 In primary care such patients are recognised as on the brink of coping with chronic illness, increasing frailty, and confusion. In an increasingly mobile …

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