Tag Archives: Admission Rates

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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NHS Re-Configuration (BBC News / NHS Confederation / King’s Fund)

Summary A coalition of health managers, clinicians, charities and patients’ representatives has proposed that the NHS in England needs to be more radical about closing some hospital services and diverting resources to more community-based care. The alternative to these reforms would be to face a “vicious” spiral … Continue reading

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Impact of Telehealth on Use of Hospital Care and Mortality (Nuffield Trust)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This Nuffield Trust report evaluates the impact of telehealth on hospital use and mortality and summarises findings from the Department … Continue reading

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Emergency Readmissions to Hospital: a Scoping Review Concerning their Prevention and Reduction (RAND Corporation)

Summary It was proposed in The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012-13 that data on inappropriate emergency admission / re-admission rates should become a performance measure in national reporting. The study examines the evidence and potential for use … Continue reading

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The NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare 2011 (Right Care Programme)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This atlas, available online to view and download, gives clinicians and commissioners the ability to identify regional variations in the … Continue reading

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