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Evaluation of hospital at home scheme

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 15 April 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1077

Despite study's positive findings the scheme faces financial constraints

  1. Hilda Parker, researcher (
  1. 3 Westminster Road, Leicester LE2 2EH
  2. Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia

    EDITOR—I am the researcher who managed the randomised controlled trial of the Leicester hospital at home scheme.1 Perhaps the following details will explain why I did not feel a sense of achievement when the results of our study were finally in print.

    For 18 months a team of dedicated nurses cooperated with a research protocol demanding that access to their service would be random. They, and I, persevered because we believed (and were …

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