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Care homes struggle to get access to health services

7th March 2012

Analysis of data gathered by the Care Quality Commission has suggested that more than half of primary care trusts do not offer access to the full range of health services residents in care homes may need.

The British Geriatrics Society, which represents clinicians specialising in the care of older patients, took a close look at the information and also found a great variation in the targets set by PCTs to self-assess their performance on access to services for care homes.


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Article Information

Title: Care homes struggle to get access to health services
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21319
Date Added: 7th Mar 2012


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