Does formal home care reduce inpatient length of stay?
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New research examines whether patients from regions in Ireland with a higher supply of home care spent less time in hospital as inpatients. In addition, the study tested whether the relationship is stronger for those with very long lengths of stay or who may be particularly suited to using home care.