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Prevalence of neurological conditions across the continuum of care based on interRAI assessments

Conclusions: The proportion of persons with neurological conditions in non-acute health care settings in Canada is substantially higher than is generally reported for the general population. It is essential for these care settings to have the expertise and resources to respond effectively to the strengths, preferences, and needs of the growing population of persons with neurological conditions. The use of hospital or emergency department records alone is likely to substantially underestimate the true prevalence of neurological conditions across the continuum of care. However, interRAI assessment records provide a helpful source of information for obtaining these estimates in nursing home, home care, and mental health settings. (Source: BMC Health Services Research)

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Prevalence of neurological conditions across the continuum of care based on interRAI assessments

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