Intermediate care offers nurses career opportunities
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Intermediate care offers nurses career opportunities

Nicky Hayes Consultant editor, Nursing Older People

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence defines intermediate care as ‘a multidisciplinary service that helps people to be as independent as possible. It provides support and rehabilitation to people at risk of hospital admission or who have been in hospital. It aims to ensure people transfer from hospital to the community in a timely way and to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospitals and residential care’.

Nursing Older People. 30, 3,5-5. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.3.5.s1

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