publication . Other literature type . 1993

Enhancing appropriateness of acute bed use: role of the patient hotel.

Harvey, I; Jenkins, R; Llewellyn, L;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 1993
OBJECTIVE--This study aimed to assess the appropriateness of bed use by determining patients' suitability for patient hotel accommodation and day treatment and by examining timeliness of discharge, and to assess patient and staff views about patient hotels. DESIGN--Patients were assessed by a doctor and nurse in terms of an agreed case definition for patient hotel use. Patient suitability was validated and patient acceptability measured by semi-structured interviews with a random sample of patients judged suitable for hotel accommodation. All senior medical and nursing staff completed a further questionnaire. SETTING--The study took place at University Hospital ...
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