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Is respite care available for chronically ill seniors?

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Is respite care available for chronically ill seniors?

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Thames Valley Family Practice Research Unit, Department of Family Medicine’s Centre for Studies in Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario (UWO), London. jbbrown@julian.uwo.ca OBJECTIVE: To determine family physicians’ perceptions of how available respite care is and how easy it is to refer chronically ill older people to it, and to examine their opinions of respite care. DESIGN: Mailed survey to family physicians on the Thames Valley Family Practice Research Unit’s mailing list. SETTING: London, Ont, and surrounding area. PARTICIPANTS: Of the 448 surveys mailed to eligible physicians, 288 were completed and returned for a response rate of 64.3%. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Respondents’ perceptions of how available respite care is and how easy it is to refer chronically ill older people to it and their opinions on the effectiveness of respite care. RESULTS: More than half the respondents reported that outpatient respite care is always available, but how available depended on practice

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OBJECTIVE: To determine family physicians’ perceptions of how available respite care is and how easy it is to refer chronically ill older people to it, and to examine their opinions of respite care. DESIGN: Mailed survey to family physicians on the Thames Valley Family Practice Research Unit’s mailing list. SETTING: London, Ont, and surrounding area. PARTICIPANTS: Of the 448 surveys mailed to eligible physicians, 288 were completed and returned for a response rate of 64.3%. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Respondents’ perceptions of how available respite care is and how easy it is to refer chronically ill older people to it and their opinions on the effectiveness of respite care. RESULTS: More than half the respondents reported that outpatient respite care is always available, but how available depended on practice location. Inpatient respite care was reported as less available. More than half the respondents found referral to respite care difficult. Respondents were very positive about the rol

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