Category Archives: Acute Hospitals

Acute Care

MATCH-D: Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health Conditions in Dementia (Internal Medicine Journal / BMJ Open)

Summary The Medication Appropriateness Tool for Comorbid Health conditions in Dementia (MATCH-D) criteria were developed to provide consensus guidance on the use of medications for people with dementia. Full Text Link Reference Page, AT. Potter, K. Clifford, RM. [et al] … Continue reading

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More on the Persistence of Variations in Care and Health Inequalities (BBC News / MTG / King’s Fund)

Summary The Medical Technology Group’s analysis of data from the 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), concerning regional inequalities in patient access to treatments and assessments involving medical technology, discovered unacceptable variations (including inequalities between the North and South of England). … Continue reading

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Quality Improvement in Urgent and Emergency Care (NHS Improvement / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary An earlier BBC News description of the problem: Full Text Link Reference Cawley, L. (2017). Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 300% at some hospitals. London: BBC Health News, March 16th 2017. Further context and introductory analysis: Full Text … Continue reading

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Approaches to the Reduction of Preventable Hospital Admissions: a Systematic Review (BMJ Open)

Summary A recent systematic review examined the alternatives to hospital admission for older patients at risk of unplanned hospitalisation. The broad categories of interventions considered were (i) improved use of paramedic / emergency care practitioners, (ii) interventions based in emergency … Continue reading

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Financial Sustainability in the NHS: Holding Up a Mirror? Reflection (BBC News / NHS Improvement / NHS England / BMJ / OECD)

Summary The authors of the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) report believe that the NHS may not actually need further money from the taxpayer, asserting that efficiency savings identified (in the field of general surgery alone, and without looking … Continue reading

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On the Unrealised Potential of Intermediate Care (SCIE / Nuffield Trust)

Summary The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)’s “SCIE Highlights No.1” briefing explores the largely untapped potential of intermediate care. It is asserted that intermediate care could deliver better outcomes for patients, while reducing the pressures of demand faced by … Continue reading

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Exploring the Potential of Quality Improvement in Mental Health (King’s Fund / BJGP)

Summary A recent King’s Fund report explores the application of quality improvement approaches to improving the quality of mental health care. It is asserted that continuing improvements are best achieved by “empowering frontline teams, service users and carers to design, … Continue reading

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