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Avoiding hospital admission through provision of hospital care at home: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data.

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BACKGROUND: Avoidance of admission through provision of hospital care at home is a scheme whereby health care professionals provide active treatment in the patient's home for a condition that would otherwise require inpatient treatment in an acute care hospital. We sought to compare the effectiveness of this method of caring for patients with that type of in-hospital care. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and EconLit databases and the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisati...

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10.1503/cmaj.081491

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Clarke, MJ More by this author
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Journal:
CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne
Volume:
180
Issue:
2
Pages:
175-182
Publication date:
2009-01-05
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EISSN:
1488-2329
ISSN:
0820-3946
URN:
uuid:aa27e23a-498a-4cee-a650-76bc0a09f88f
Source identifiers:
79535
Local pid:
pubs:79535

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