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Elderly people and the 1990 act

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1605
  1. Farshid Namdaran,
  2. James Sherval,
  3. Martin Bull
  1. Consultant in public health medicine Research assistant Registrar in public health medicine Department of Public Health Medicine, Lothian Health, Edinburgh EH8 9RS

    EDITOR,—Victoria Ajayi and colleagues state that “the reduction in the length of hospital stay is consistent with the findings that after the legislation patients were more likely to be in hospital for rehabilitation than awaiting placement.”1 Our experience in Edinburgh seems to confirm this finding.

    Since 1988 we have carried out …

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