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The Impact of Hospital Restructuring on Home Care Nursing by Suzanna Keller, Duncan Hunter and S.E.D. Shortt

Background: Health reform in many industrialized countries has prompted the shift from institutional to community care. In Ontario, this approach was instigated through the Health Services Restructuring Commission.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine whether changes in the hospital sector between 1996 and 2000 resulted in changes in the provision of home-care services by nurses and practical nurses.

Methods: This study was a retrospective trend analysis of linked hospitalization and home-care utilization data for Kingston for 1996 to 2000. The measures include the rate of home care and the volume and intensity of home-care services.

This entry was posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 11:02 am and is filed under Throw Back Thursday (TBT).