Older singletons need more care

Health economists have crunched the numbers on hospital admissions and discharges and found that people who live alone are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to stay longer once admitted. COTA NSW CEO, Ian Day, discusses how hospital discharge policies, housing and mental health as key areas for attention.

Sydney Morning Herald

Released: 21-Jul-2015

Health economists have crunched the numbers on hospital admissions and discharges and found that people who live alone are more likely to be admitted to hospital and to stay longer once admitted. COTA NSW CEO, Ian Day, discusses how hospital discharge policies, housing and mental health as key areas for attention.

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