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UK ploughs extra £100m into out-of-hospital care

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK government has committed an extra £100m ($194m) in 2005-06 to boost care of the elderly outside the hospital setting. The move to bolster the £642m Access and Systems Capacity Grant (until now earmarked as £542m) has direct implications for increasing the provision of equipment and accessories and of the consumables associated with point-of-care (POC) testing and monitoring, for example. The number of households receiving intensive home care has increased from 14% in 1998 to 24% in 2003, says the DoH.

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