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Early home rehabilitation for the elderly patient with hip fracture
 — the Peterborough Hip Fracture Scheme
Author(s)Barbara Meeds, Glyn A Pryor
Journal titlePhysiotherapy, vol 76, no 2, February 1990
Pagespp 75 - 77
KeywordsFractures ; Discharge [hospitals] ; Early ; Aftercare ; Peterborough.
AnnotationThe Scheme, begun in October 1986, was intended to provide for optimum treatment for hip fracture patients. It combined team management with, where possible, early discharge and home rehabilitation. The team included a community physiotherapist responsible for supervising patients in their homes. During the Scheme's first 18 months, more than half of all such patients were found to be suitable for early discharge. Substantial reductions were noted in hospital stay and duration of nursing care. Patients rehabilitated at home recovered pre-injury levels of independence quicker than similar patients managed conventionally. The more practical and realistic nature of home rehabilitation is considered to be the reason for this quicker recovery. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-900523019 A
ClassmarkCUF: LD:QKJ: 4J: LN: 8CA *

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