Store kommunale forskelle på akutfunktioner

Lone Helle Schou, Mathias Meijer, Carsten Hendriksen

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    Abstract

    The literature indicates that out-of-hospital acute medical care services
    that are mobile, available around the clock, staffed by trained professionals,
    and which are flexible in terms of time and type of call-out can
    reduce (re)admissions and improve patients’ quality of life and satisfaction
    with the health service. In February 2015, Tværsektoriel Forskningsenhed
    (TFE), a cross-sectoral research unit, conducted a questionnaire-
    based survey of the prevalence, content and organisation of the
    out-of-hospital acute medical care services provided in the Capital Region
    of Denmark’s 29 municipalities. The questionnaire-based survey
    showed that 26 out of 29 municipalities in the Capital Region of Denmark
    have introduced out-of-hospital acute medical care services in
    the form of mobile acute-care teams or municipally-run acute-care
    centres. The target group is largely made up of persons in need of
    community-based acute medical care. It also includes irreversibly dying
    persons who wish to die at home, persons with comorbid conditions
    or elderly medical patients. This form of emergency medical care
    service is largely provided by nurses. In some municipalities, the team
    also includes physicians and occupational therapists and physiotherapists.
    The survey contributes to the picture that consensus is still lacking
    on the ideal content of such out-of-hospital acute medical care services,
    a definition of target groups, clarification of the requisite training
    of team members, and detailing of the organisation of continuity of
    care between the municipality, hospital and primary care physician.
    Keywords: Acute medical care services, acute care teams, acute care
    centres, out-of-hospital nurse-led acute medical care, cross-sectoral
    continuity of care.
    OriginalsprogDansk
    TidsskriftSygeplejersken
    Vol/bind116
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)80-84
    Antal sider4
    ISSN0049-3856
    StatusUdgivet - 15 jan. 2016

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