An Approach to ‘The Social Admission’

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Melissa K. Andrew MD, PhD
Colin Powell, MB, FRCP

social admission to hospitals, social admission, admitting patients social attention,


Although the ‘social admission’ is no doubt a familiar occurrence for most general internists and physicians who work in hospital-based practice, it is difficult to say exactly how common such admissions to hospital are, or what percentage of older people admitted to hospital are seen in this light. Nevertheless, this is frequent enough to merit attention to underlying causes and contributing factors; this is the aim of the current article.
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