hcq volume 19, issue 2, P49-54 2016 DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2016.24699 View full text
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Charissa Levy, Sue Balogh, Emmi Perkins

Abstract: In today's demographic landscape, with its aging population and increasing number of individuals who are living with multiple chronic conditions and comorbidities, the healthcare system is tasked with responding to the needs of medically complex individuals. However, the pressures arising from this emerging demographic are felt not only within the acute care sector at the point of medical crisis but along the entire continuum of the healthcare system. Rehabilitative care plays a key role in that continuum by p…

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