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Convalescent homes to make a comeback

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 12 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:401
  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    Elderly hospital patients are to be given “intermediate” care in new convalescent homes and wards, the health secretary, Alan Milburn, announced last week.

    Mr Milburn told a meeting at the King's Fund, London, that he would like to build a bridge between home and hospital for elderly people: “At the moment, for too many elderly people there is a false choice between hospital and home. That forces a …

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