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Elderly need better coordinated services to keep them independent

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 02 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:988
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    Older people want better coordinated public services that will help them stay independent as long as possible. But this can be achieved only if different agencies work together and involve older people, says a report from the government's spending watchdog, the Audit Commission.

    The commission cites research from the Local Government Centre at Warwick University (Making a Difference—Better Government for Older People), published in 2000, which showed the type of help that people wanted as they got older. But older people are too often getting …

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