Tag Archives: Acute Care

Latest Dementia Assessment and Referral Data for 2018 (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has published dementia assessment and referral statistics, as of November 2018. These statistics aim to monitor and improve (i) the identification of older patients with dementia and delirium, (ii) assessment and appropriate referral and (iii) follow-up after people have been … Continue reading

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Qualitative Research Into the Acute Hospital Care Weekend Effect (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary While much recent research has cast doubt upon the validity of the “Weekend Effect” construct, the authors of this qualitative research focus instead on the perceptions of patients and hospital workers regarding the quality and safety of care at … Continue reading

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Progress Towards Achieving Better Value / Reducing Waste in the NHS (King’s Fund / NHS Providers)

Summary A King’s Fund report investigates recent work on the value agenda, i.e. efforts aimed at reducing unnecessary costs while maintaining or improving the quality of care. This is based mostly on experience at three diverse NHS acute hospital trusts: … Continue reading

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Counter-Intuitive Evidence on the Efficacy of Education for Healthcare Professionals in the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers (Cochrane Database / NHS Improvement)

Summary Conventional wisdom would suggest that education and training of healthcare staff must be of some practical benefit for the prevention of pressure ulcers. In the real world it may well do so, who knows, but a Cochrane Review has … Continue reading

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National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals: Spotlight Audit on the Assessment of Delirium (HQIP / RCP)

Summary The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has published a spotlight audit on delirium in the care received by people with dementia in general hospitals in England and Wales. This audit finds: A large proportion (32%) of patients with dementia admitted … Continue reading

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Shaping Policy on the Dementia Care Crisis: Alzheimer’s Society Report in Advance of Government’s Green Paper (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A report on inadequacies in the care system regarding dementia patients. The number of potentially unnecessary hospital admissions among dementia patients has risen by 73% across 65 hospital trusts, from 31,000 in 2012 to around 55,000 in 2017. Some … Continue reading

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Review of Delirium Prediction Models for Hospitalised Older Adults (BMJ Open)

Summary A systematic review of delirium prediction models of relevance to older adults (those over years of age), for use in acute hospital settings, identified variable and typically inadequate predictive capabilities. “ …future models should consider using standard variables and … Continue reading

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