Success of NHS and Community Care Act 1990 for elderly people

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1334b (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1334
  1. D M Newnham,
  2. W R Primrose,
  3. D G Seymour
  1. Senior registrar Consultant Professor Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen AB9 2YS

    EDITOR,—Victoria Ajayi and colleagues suggest that the reforms relating to the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 have improved arrangements for discharging elderly people from hospital in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.1 This is in contrast to an article by Tonks in 1993, which outlined major concerns regarding community care for frail and elderly …

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