Alternative Approaches to Reducing Hospital Admissions / Re-Admissions (BBC News / British Red Cross / NESTA / King’s Fund)

Summary

The British Red Cross has proposed that home assessments, and comparatively simple interventions, when discharging old and vulnerable people for hospitals would help to reduce avoidable but predictable hospital re-admissions (and prevent many hospital admissions in the first place).

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Triggle, N. (2018). Patients ‘sent home to no heat or light’. London: BBC Health News, February 1st 2018.

This relates to:

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In and out of hospital. London: British Red Cross, February 2018.

See also:

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Silver, K. [and] Triggle, N. (2017). Patients face ‘distressing readmissions’. London: BBC Health News, October 26th 2017.

Concerning the Value of Volunteering (NESTA / King’s Fund)

On the impact of volunteering in hospitals:

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Tran Graham, J. Holman, A. [and] Loder, J. (2016). Helping in hospitals: a guide to high impact volunteering in hospitals. London: NESTA, 2016.

On the roles and value of volunteers in general practice.

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Buck, D. Gilburt, H. [and] South, J. (2018). Volunteering in general practice: opportunities and insights. London: The King’s Fund, February 2018.

There is also an Executive Summary.

Avoidable Emergency Hospital Readmissions: Obstinate Statistics

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Rise in ‘preventable’ emergency readmissions to hospital. London: BBC Health News, June 1st 2018.

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