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Discharges from nursing homes

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 10 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:673
  1. C E Bowman
  1. Weston General Hospital, Weston super Mare, Avon BS23 4TQ.

    EDITOR, - In suggesting that their survey of discharges from nursing homes refutes the view that the NHS has become a dumping ground for increasingly dependent residents of such homes Jennifer M Henry and colleagues, perhaps accidentally, encourage policymakers and health commissioners to be complacent.1 The inadequacies of medical care for residents of nursing homes, with proved opportunities for treatment being missed, have been documented.2

    The authors found that a quarter of …

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