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Table 5 Outcome of Referrals to In-Reach Team (N = 733)

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

Type of Outcome Frequency
N (%)
Short-term IRT support only1 602 (82)
Accepted into IRT bed service 118 (16)
Inappropriate referral 5 (<1)
GP call out 4 (<1)
Emergency services call out 2 (<1)
Not recorded 2 (<1)
Total 733 (100)
  1. 1Includes some cases with more than 3 contacts (originally set as limit) – these might be categorised as 'IRT monitoring' rather than short-term support i.e. periodic assessment & care co-ordination.