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Managing deterioration in older adults in care homes: A quality improvement project to introduce an early warning tool

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Managing deterioration in older adults in care homes : A quality improvement project to introduce an early warning tool. / Little, Sarah; Rodgers, Geraldine; Fitzpatrick, Joanne M.

In: British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol. 24, No. 2, 02.02.2019, p. 58-66.

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Little, S, Rodgers, G & Fitzpatrick, JM 2019, 'Managing deterioration in older adults in care homes: A quality improvement project to introduce an early warning tool', British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 58-66. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.2.58

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Little, S., Rodgers, G., & Fitzpatrick, J. M. (2019). Managing deterioration in older adults in care homes: A quality improvement project to introduce an early warning tool. British Journal of Community Nursing, 24(2), 58-66. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.2.58

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Little S, Rodgers G, Fitzpatrick JM. Managing deterioration in older adults in care homes: A quality improvement project to introduce an early warning tool. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2019 Feb 2;24(2):58-66. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.2.58

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Little, Sarah ; Rodgers, Geraldine ; Fitzpatrick, Joanne M. / Managing deterioration in older adults in care homes : A quality improvement project to introduce an early warning tool. In: British Journal of Community Nursing. 2019 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 58-66.

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