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MINARDI MITRE COTTA, Rosângela et al. Ageing and Hospital Home Care. Index Enferm [online]. 2004, vol.13, n.47, pp.16-20. ISSN 1699-5988.

Objective: This study aimed to analyze the characteristics of a Hospital Home Care target population, its structure and competence. Methods: Retrospective descriptive study. Results: The results of this study indicated that 78,8% of the patients were more than 65 years old Chronic process represented 46,9% of the cases. Among the pathology causes group, 52,1% were included in the pluripathologies category, followed by tumors and neoplasies (28%) and by circulatory diseases (18,8%). The main admission way to Hospital Home Care was by the Short Staying Medical Unity (53%) and the main destination of the patients was to the primary attention (62%). Discussion: Aged people with chronic or terminal pluripathologies met an efficient strategy in Hospital Home Care, considering that due to their own complexities, they can surpass treatment possibilities in primary attention. In conclusion, there is hospital, which clearly is projected to patients and to sanitary assistance quality and effectiveness.

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