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Dr. Daniel Shea stood next to the telemedicine monitor he uses to ‘‘visit’’ patients at New Bedford Health Care Center.

Nursing homes seen deficient on basic care

Movement grows to cut unneeded hospitalizations

By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / July 3, 2006

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Tens of thousands of nursing home residents must be sent to the hospital each year because of a breakdown in basic medical care at the facilities, specialists say, a scenario that exposes frail elderly people to unnecessary trauma and illness. (Full article: 1295 words)

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