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General hospital resources consumed by an elderly population awaiting long-term care

Creator:

NCBI

Subject Keywords: Extended care facilities in urban Ireland
Topic: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Other Outputs
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

The provision of extended care facilities in urban Ireland has lagged behind the growth in the numbers of older people. A final pathway for placement is often through the general hospital and the attendant delay results in a diversion of resources. The authors developed a database of the long-term care waiting lists for the years 1994-present and this was analysed for the six years 1994-1999. They calculated the number of bed-days consumed by elderly patients awaiting placement in long-term care facilities and thus the hospital resources consumed during these periods. The total number of bed-days consumed over the study period was 51,923, the mean being 8653.8 days. Approximately 23.9% of patients die in hospital while awaiting long-term placement.

Date:

17/04/2008

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

NCBI. (2008) General hospital resources consumed by an elderly population awaiting long-term care [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/5931 [Accessed: 16th July 2019].

  

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