Doubts Expressed About Better Care Fund (BBC News)

Summary

The £3.8bn Better Care Fund scheme which is planned to reduce hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home might be risky, unworkable and overly optimistic, some health researchers have warned.

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Hospital admissions cut plan ‘risky’. London: BBC Health News, May 23rd 2014.

See also:

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Edwards, N. (2014). Cutting hospital patients ‘will not cut costs’. London: BBC Health News, May 23rd 2014.

The Contrary Position?

A recent HSJ article about the work of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group takes a less negative view of prospects.

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Sayer, C. (2014). Improve frail elderly care with evidence, not intuition. Health Service Journal (HSJ). May 13th 2014.

A Recent Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Possibly of interest:

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Huntley, A. Lasserson, D. [and] Wye, L. [et al]. (2014). Which features of primary care affect unscheduled secondary care use? A systematic review. BMJ Open, May 23rd 2014, 4(5). e004746.

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