GP views about a home from hospital service

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of an investigation, by postal questionnaire, of the views of 30 General Practitioners about a model of out of hospital care – the home from hospital (HFH) service, which mainly provides social care and rehabilitation for patients in their own home. The GPs, who all worked within one of the Health and Social Services Board areas in Northern Ireland during the time of the study (March-April 1998), indicated that the introduction of the HFH service, unlike other models of out of hospital care, did not increase their workload. Therefore, it is suggested that the HFH model of care should be given more attention in terms of research evaluation and service development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalResearch Policy and Planning
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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