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Enfermería Global

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CALERO ROMERO, Mª del Rocío. Continuity of care in patients after hip fracture surgery. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.27, pp.238-258. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To assess whether a patient after a hip fracture surgery follows a continuity of care or not; to know how other factors affect. Design: This is a quantitative study Population: Hospitalized people in the orthopaedic floor at the General Hospital Juan Ramón Jiménez (Huelva) who have undergone hip fracture surgery, 48 patients. Data recording technique: Direct observation, interviews and telephone surveys. Analysis of the data: A SPSS program was used. Variables: Age, sex, marital status, socioeconomic level, educational level, hospital, care personalization, chronic programmes and "Continuity of care", it was measured by: demand, communication and valuation. Results: Regarding the demand factor, the 41, 46% of the patients neither demand the care nor are warned by the professionals as far as the Continuity of Care report did not arrive; moreover, in the 9, 76% of the studied cases, the report arrived late and the 29, 27% of the patients required the care after having been discharged. Only the 19, 51% of the patients are warned by the professionals after having received the report correctly. With regard to the Communication and Valuation: Communication among the professionals exists in the 70% of thepatients and they have nursery valuation. There is a connection between the continuity of care and the chronicprograms (p=0,004) Conclusions: A continuity of care does not exist due to the inadequate intercommunication among the welfarelevel. We can establish connections between the dependent variable and the chronic program.

Keywords : Primary health care; Specialized health care; Care; Hip fracture.

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