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Hospital or home care for the severely disabled: a cost comparison.
  1. A L Creese,
  2. R Fielden

    Abstract

    A case study of severely disabled patients needing regular mechanical help with breathing following poliomyelitis was set up in 1970 to establish what medical, technical, and social support would be required for home rather than hospital care. In this paper these two care alternatives are considered from an economic point of view and a detailed cost comparison is made between entirely hospital based care and predominantly home care.

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