Similar costs for care of elderly in community or general hospitals

August 2006
PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;8/12/2006, Issue 509, p6
The article focuses on a study on the cost effectiveness of post-acute care of older people in a community hospital and in an elderly care department of a district general hospital. The community hospital group indicated a higher mean quality-adjusted life-year compared to the district general hospital cluster. The community hospital care is observed to be cost effective in 51% of cases.


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