Eligibility criteria for NHS long stay care: the relationship between clinical need, dependency, and staff perception.
SN Scott, G Gilchrist, A Hooke, CW Roy
Disability and Rehabilitation | Published : 1998
A study was undertaken by a Scottish Health Authority to determine future provision of NHS long stay in-patient beds for young physically disabled people (aged < 65), and eligibility criteria for admission to such care. As part of the development of care in the community, only patients requiring specialist medical and nursing care should continue to be placed in NHS care. Resources freed from the resulting closure of NHS beds will be transferred to Social Services to develop alternative packages of care in the community, based on need rather than precedent. Achieving the balance, in terms of the correct level of continuance of NHS long stay care and redeployment of resources, requires carefu..View full abstract