Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Stroke / King’s Fund)


The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces “masterclass” critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care topics appearing in the news. Here are two of these:

Yoga-Based Rehabilitation After Stroke

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Yoga “can help stroke patients improve balance”. London: NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines, July 27th 2012.


Schmid, AA. Van Puymbroeck, M. [and] Altenburger, PA. [et al] (2012). Poststroke balance improves with yoga: a pilot study. Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation, September 2012, Vol.43(9), pp.2402-7. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

Variations in Emergency Bed Use by Older People

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Improved care for elderly could “free up 7,000 hospital beds”. London: NHS Choices, Behind the Headlines, August 9th 2012.

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Imison, C. Poteliakhoff, E. [and] Thompson, J. (2012). Older people and emergency bed use: exploring variation. London: The King’s Fund, 2012. 24p. ISBN: 9781857176414.

The latter report has been featured earlier.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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