Integrated care and ‘virtual wards’ help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions
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Integrated care and ‘virtual wards’ help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions

Erin Dean Freelance health writer

A new model of care sees multidisciplinary teams monitoring older people with deteriorating health

Primary healthcare nurses are helping to keep frail older people in their homes and out of hospital with a revolutionary ‘virtual ward’. These wards operate in the same way as hospital wards, but the patient stays at home as much as possible.

Primary Health Care. 28, 6, 8-9. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.6.8.s8

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