Published: 05/02/2004, Volume II4, No. 5891 Page 20

Intermediate Care of Older People Edited by Sián Wade Publisher: Whurr Publishers ISBN: 1861563566

This book takes a straightforward approach by first establishing a definition of intermediate care, its application at present and how it relates to the growing elderly population. Explanations of single assessment, national service framework guidelines and care pathways serve as background to understanding the role of intermediate care.

The book strives to describe the practical issues of planning and commissioning.There is an emphasis on the patient-centred approach and ideas for increased input from the public in general and the elderly specifically.

A practical guide on how to prepare staff for the ever-expanding world of intermediate care is offered with the aid of case studies and clinical research.