How are out of hospital services for older people progressing?
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How are out of hospital services for older people progressing?

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

COVID-19 has made the aspiration of caring for older people out of hospital and preventing hospital admission urgent, but the burden on community nurses is huge

Getting older people out of hospital more quickly – or trying to prevent them being admitted in the first place – has been an aspiration for healthcare over many years. But the COVID-19 pandemic has given this mission a new urgency, with policymakers, nurse leaders – and even patients – pushing for alternatives to hospital care.

Nursing Older People. 34, 2, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.34.2.12.s4

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