Wachtlijst voor verpleeghuisopname geeft beperkt inzicht in problematiek: Onderzoek naar het hanteren van de wachtlijst en de gevolgen voor betrokkenen

Translated title of the contribution: The waiting list for nursing home admission gives a limited insight into the real problems: A study of the use of the waiting list and its possible consequences

Franka Meiland*

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The waiting list for nursing home admission is expected to remain unacceptably long. A study of the use and of possibly problematic consequences of the waiting list was described in a thesis. Despite long mean waiting periods and many problems (depressive symptoms, experiences of burden) already at the start of the waiting period, the majority of the informal caregivers were satisfied with the waiting times. This may be explained by a reticence to nursing home admission and by enlistment to the waiting list "out of precaution". Both a long and a short waiting period could be experienced as too long. Waiting list figures give insufficient insight in the "real" demand for nursing home care and in problematic waiting periods.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)53-55
Number of pages3
JournalTijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 May 2002

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