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To what extent do pre discharge tests of competence predict later performance at home in elderly patients, and what factors are influential?

By Mathew Mackenzie and Cecily Partridge


Main research questions 1. Can pre-discharge Barthel Activities of Daily Living scores be used to predict the functional performance of elderly people 6 weeks after discharge from hospital? 2. What other factors are relevant to the prediction of functional performance of elderly people in the home after discharge from hospital? 3. What are the key domains of importance to patients, carers and relatives regarding discharge from hospital

Topics: RA
Publisher: Centre for Health Services Studies
Year: 2000
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