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44THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE OF HOME CARE SERVICES

07 Feb 2019

Background: Home care services are pivotal for the timely and successful discharge of frail older adults. I n Ireland they are largely provided by private companies. Home Care Services accounted for €376 m of Irish health expenditure in 2017. 19,807 people were in receipt of a home care package (HCP) and 46,243 of home help hours. We conducted a survey to illuminate the patient experience of home care and specific issues arising in practice.

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