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Letters Nursing homes

Quality reflects leadership

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 01 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3533
  1. Clive Bowman, divisional medical director1
  1. 1Bupa Care Services, Bridge House, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4UP
  1. bowmanc{at}

    Whether “not-for-profit” or “for-profit” care homes provide differing outcomes remains fraught with difficulties.1 2

    Care homes generally are becoming more important in health and care systems. Residential care may have fallen in popularity with improvements in housing and support, but the needs of an increasing number of people with dementia have undermined a simplistic notion …

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