• Intermediate care for older people

      Logan, Phillipa; Stoner-Hobbs, Valarie; McCloughrey, Helen; Foster, Carol; Fitzsimmons, Dawne; Williams, Jo; Spencer, Pamela; Robertson, Kate; Gladman, John R.F. (2007-06)
      Up to 40 per cent of older people do not go to hospital after calling an emergency ambulance and until recently were not referred on to any other community services. This article describes how a multidisciplinary working group developed and evaluated a protocol to enable older people to be referred to intermediate care services after calling an emergency ambulance. A total of 54 patients were monitored after referral to intermediate care to assess adherence to the protocol and outcomes. https://search.proquest.com/docview/218640918/fulltextPDF/D39007D8FA944159PQ/1?accountid=48113 This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/nop2007.