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An attempt to determine the impact of four types of care upon the elderly in London by the study of matched groups
Author(s)A J D Macdonald, A H Mann, R Jenkins
Journal titlePsychological Medicine, vol 12, no 1, February 1982
Pagespp 193-200
KeywordsDeath ; Dementia ; Night hospitals ; Local Authority Homes ; Day centres ; London.
AnnotationGroups of older people, matched by level of dependency and probability of dementia, was identified in day centres, day hospitals, wards, and local authority residential homes, and followed up over 9 months to determine the impact of type of care upon outcome. No difference in mortality or changes in dementia scores were found, but the survivors' levels of dependency improved most in day centres and local authority homes. The findings, and the problems of matching, are discussed. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930723032 A
ClassmarkCW: EA: LDC: KWA: NMC: 82L *

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