How should health care resource use data be collected in care homes?
The study compared health resource use data about patients in care homes, collected in GP and care homes records.
As the UK ages, the NHS, local authorities and care homes themselves will be under increasing pressure to stretch already limited budgets to look after increasing numbers of residents in care homes.
To establish the best format for collecting and evaluating data about patients in care homes. This should help to determine cost effective treatments and programmes of care for this population.