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National criteria needed to overcome current “hit and miss” process of applying for funded long term care

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7481.10-c (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:10
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The NHS ombudsman has called for national criteria to be applied to all people applying for long term care to ensure that everyone has an equal chance of having a place funded.

    At the moment many people applying for funding for long term care are frustrated by the long time it takes to decide whether a place a will be funded and by the delays in the payment of restitution. This is a finding in …

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