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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Generalized and Specialized Hospitals

Generalized and Specialized Hospitals

(p.413) 34 Generalized and Specialized Hospitals
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Patricia J. Volland

David M. Keepnews

Oxford University Press

This chapter aims to inform readers about the health care delivery landscape, with a specific focus on inpatient hospital settings. It briefly describes older adults' use of acute care settings and the types of hospitals providing acute care, examines the payment mechanisms that older adults use to pay for this care, and outlines what special concerns older adults and their families have about acute hospital care. The chapter also includes an overview of the organization and delivery of social worker services in these hospitals.

Keywords:   aging, elderly, healthcare services, hospital care, hospital services, social work practice

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