Dutch model offers new approach to home care

Source: Australian Ageing Agenda

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell: The Buutzong model of nursing, where small teams of nurses provide home care services, supported by technology and with minimal administrative nursing, is spreading internationally. Under the model, small teams of up to 12 nurses work in close collaboration with patients, doctors, allied health professionals and informal community networks to support the patient.

While the costs per hour are higher from employing registered nurses, savings are made through lower overhead costs and a reduction in the overall number of care hours required per client.

Acknowledgement: ehospice

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