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Table 3 Other General Descriptions of In-Reach Team Referrals (N = 399)

From: In-reach specialist nursing teams for residential care homes: uptake of services, impact on care provision and cost-effectiveness

Other Reasons for Referrals Frequency
N (%)
Opportunistic partnership (DNs/Practice nurse) 217 (54%)
Advice only (includes telephone triage) 102 (26%)
Incomplete paperwork 27 (7%)
Physiotherapy only (advice and assessment) 20 (5%)
Inappropriate referral 22 (6%)
Other1 11 (3%)
Total 399 (100%)
  1. 1Includes: Care home staff unable to facilitate discharge (n = 3); Care home staff reluctant for IRT involvement (n = 2); Uncertain diagnosis (n = 2); Single other (n-4)