Nursing led ward shows promising results

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 24 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1627

Research on a group of patients cared for in a nurse led inpatient ward has found that they were more physically able on discharge and more likely to return to independent living. The research, published jointly by the King's Fund and King's Healthcare, also found that the patients had fewer complications in hospital than those cared for in the traditional medical way.

The report is the result of an 18 month long pilot study carried out on Byron Ward, a nursing development …

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