JNHA: Geriatric Science

JNHA - The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 559-563

Medical services for older people in nursing homes — Comparing services in England and The Netherlands

  • S. ConroyAffiliated withDivision of Rehabilitation and Ageing, University of Nottingham, Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre Email author 
  • , T. Van Der CammenAffiliated withHead Section of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC
  • , J. ScholsAffiliated withTilburg UniversityMaastricht University
  • , R. Van BalenAffiliated withAntonius Binnenweg Rotterdam
  • , P. PeteroffAffiliated withFrankeland Schiedam Rotterdam
  • , T. LuxtonAffiliated with

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Abstract

As Europe faces an ageing population with increasing pressure on long term care, it is important for different systems to be compared and contrasted for the benefit of all. We compare long term care in the Netherlands to England, by examining the different care models, in terms of patient outcomes, quality of care, continuity of care and funding.

Key words

Medical care older people long-term care England The Netherlands geriatric assessment health status continuing care