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Article: Community nurse specialists and prevention of readmissions in older patients with chronic lung disease and cardiac failure

TitleCommunity nurse specialists and prevention of readmissions in older patients with chronic lung disease and cardiac failure
Authors
Issue Date2007
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 2007, v. 13 n. S5, p. S8-12 How to Cite?
Abstract1. A post-discharge follow-up by community nurses significantly reduced length of stay in acute hospital and accident and emergency attendances in older cardiac failure patients. 2. Community nursing intervention also resulted in minor improvements in dyspnoea and handicap levels in older cardiac failure patients. 3. Total public health care costs tended to be reduced by community nursing for older cardiac failure patients. 4. Post-discharge follow-up by community nurses for older patients with chronic lung disease patients had no measurable benefit in terms of hospital readmission rates, length of hospital stay, or any functional and psychological outcomes. 5. The effectiveness of community nursing may vary according to the client groups. It is necessary for community nursing to define its target group, the intervention protocols and the expected outcomes, so that its effectiveness can be evaluated.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86711
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorKwok, TCYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLau, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorTang, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcGhee, SMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:20:23Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:20:23Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Medical Journal, 2007, v. 13 n. S5, p. S8-12en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1024-2708en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86711-
dc.description.abstract1. A post-discharge follow-up by community nurses significantly reduced length of stay in acute hospital and accident and emergency attendances in older cardiac failure patients. 2. Community nursing intervention also resulted in minor improvements in dyspnoea and handicap levels in older cardiac failure patients. 3. Total public health care costs tended to be reduced by community nursing for older cardiac failure patients. 4. Post-discharge follow-up by community nurses for older patients with chronic lung disease patients had no measurable benefit in terms of hospital readmission rates, length of hospital stay, or any functional and psychological outcomes. 5. The effectiveness of community nursing may vary according to the client groups. It is necessary for community nursing to define its target group, the intervention protocols and the expected outcomes, so that its effectiveness can be evaluated.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Medical Journalen_HK
dc.rightsHong Kong Medical Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Medical Association.en_HK
dc.titleCommunity nurse specialists and prevention of readmissions in older patients with chronic lung disease and cardiac failureen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1024-2708&volume=13&issue=5&spage=S8&epage=12&date=2007&atitle=Community+nurse+specialists+and+prevention+of+readmissions+in+older+patients+with+chronic+lung+disease+and+cardiac+failureen_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcGhee, SM: smmcghee@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityMcGhee, SM=rp00393en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros138123en_HK

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