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Improving care of older people through intermediate services.

Intermediate care is seen as the core element in the government’s programme for improving services for older people. It earned a standard all of its own in the National Service Framework for Older People (Department of Health, 2001a). A health service circular (DoH, 2001b) defined intermediate care as a range of services targeted at people who, for example, would otherwise face unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays, inappropriate admission to acute inpatient care, long-term residential ...

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