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).
Triggle, N. (2018). Patients ‘sent home to no heat or light’. London: BBC Health News, February 1st 2018.
This relates to:
In and out of hospital. London: British Red Cross, February 2018.
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:
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.
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
Rise in ‘preventable’ emergency readmissions to hospital. London: BBC Health News, June 1st 2018.