Abstract

Home and Community Care Digest: A digest produced quarterly at the University of Toronto by the CHSRF/CIHR Health Services Chair in Health Care Settings and Canadians

In this issue:

  • the use of vitamin D, low-intensity strength exercise program and physical rehabilitation for reducing falls and improving physical function of older adults;
  • the effect of physical restraint use on the safety of nursing home residents;
  • the economic and health benefits of early hospital discharge at home services and restorative approaches to home care;
  • the impact of demographic factors on informal caregivers’ psychosocial and physical health;
  • factors affecting the use of health services in the end of life phase;
  • whether avoidable mortality is related to physician supply using the data from 19 countries

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