Peterborough District Hospital at Home three-year pilot scheme
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A brief account of overseas home care experiments in chapter 4 and a more detailed account of the French experience in chapter 5 suggests that the provision of home care alternatives to hospital admission is widely regarded overseas as the responsibility of hospital, not community, sectors of respective health systems. Broadly, recent British experiment of a similar kind reflects the NHS concept that, however complex and heavy, patient care in the home must be a community (primary) care responsibility.
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