Table 5

GP and nurse support

Home supportHospital admission
Between referral and discharge
Median days under hospital/ARAS care755-160
Mean follow up visits by ARAS nurses3.8NA
GP visits (visits /100 patient-days)0.85NA
Between discharge and final assessment
GP visits (visits/100 patient-days)0.701.07
Increased carer visits (%)5-151 2136
  • 5-160 p<0.01.

  • 5-151 Percentage of patients reporting increase in carer visits compared with before exacerbation.