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Letters Long term care

Does care at home mean no care?

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1334
  1. Andrew N Bamji, consultant (rheumatology and rehabilitation)
  1. 1Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup DA14 6LT
  1. andrew.bamji{at}

    Lister maintains that care at home is a good thing.1 It is, if it actually means care. Many severely disabled people who live at home have a care package that leaves them alone for most of a 24 hour period.

    Suppose someone has carers to get them up and washed, prepare …

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