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Document Typology: Web Article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: White Yellow Cross Foundation – home health care
Name of author(s): Marioara Ivan
Name of publisher: www.cag.ro
Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
Summary:
White Yellow Cross Foundation presents home health care as an alternative to hospitalization, hospital readmission and prolonged hospitalization.
The advantages of home health care are:
• Reduced expenses
• Reduced risk of hospital infections;
• The patient's physical and psychological benefit of being cared for in its environment, with family, creating the sense of patient security in the same time;
• The family doctor and specialist can follow, through authorized suppliers, the evolution of the patient and intervene if necessary;
The disadvantage of home health care is represented by the situations registered at home when sometimes can overcome the possibility of medical team intervention requiring the institutional framewok.
Because the life of the patient occurs, mostly at home, home nursing must be developed in a consistent and nationwide manner, after a well-established and well rated timetable.
The article presents the need for home health care for each part of the system: for hospitals, ambulatory that after diagnosis and treatment, it can be continued at home, the family doctor and patient alike.
The right of patients to home health care should be public for all patients to receive home nursing services without discrimination.
The services offered by White Yellow Cross Foundations are: Administration of injectable drugs and infusion, simple wound care, become infected, multiple pressure sores, measurement of cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose, polls, enemas, peritoneal dialysis, feeding people with swallowing disorders, gastric tube feeding.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The article refers to the importance of home health care for both patients and hospitals in order to streamline their activities, reducing hospital costs for cases that can be treated at home.
The author believes that it must be developed the home health care services in a consistent and nationwide manner, after a well-established and well rated timetable.

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