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