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At-home versus institutional long-term-care for chronic functionally dependent older people

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Camilla Young,

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    1. University of Glasgow, Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Glasgow, UK
    • Camilla Young, Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, University of Glasgow, Rm 10, 4th Floor, Walton Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, G4 0SF, UK. camilla.young@nhs.net.

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  • Esther MM van de Glind,

    1. Section of Geriatrics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department of Internal Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2. Academic Medical Center, Dutch Cochrane Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Terry J Quinn,

    1. University of Glasgow, Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Glasgow, UK
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  • Lotty Hooft,

    1. Academic Medical Center, Dutch Cochrane Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • Lynn A Legg,

    1. University of Glasgow, Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Glasgow, UK
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  • Barbara C van Munster,

    1. Section of Geriatrics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Department of Internal Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2. Gelre Hospitals, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
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  • David J Stott

    1. University of Glasgow, Academic Section of Geriatric Medicine, Glasgow, UK
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

1) To determine whether long term dependent older people fare better if they are cared for in a domiciliary environment with enhanced home-care services, compared with placement in a long-term-care home.

2) To determine the impact on the informal caregivers of chronically dependent older people if the older person is cared for in a domiciliary environment with enhanced home-care services, compared with placement in a long-term-care home.

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