Tag Archives: Average Length of Stay (Hospitals)

On the Influence of Primary Care Quality Upon Hospital Admissions by People with Dementia in England: Exploring the Limits of Intervention (CHE / PloS One / BMJ / JGCR / BMJ Open)

Summary A recent study by the Centre for Health Economics (CHE) found that GP practices which review their dementia patients as part of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) tend to have relatively fewer emergency hospital admissions by persons with dementia. … Continue reading

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Putting Dementia on the Map (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary An interactive map presents what is known currently about dementia care, support and research across the country. There are three major topic areas: In the community. At hospital. The future of care. Full Text Link Reference Putting Dementia on … Continue reading

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Care in Specialist Medical and Mental Health Units Compared with Standard Care for Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (BMJ / NIHR TEAM Trial)

Summary This article reports on work to develop and evaluate best practice in the acute medical care of older people with cognitive impairment in general hospitals. 600 confused patients aged over 65 admitted for acute medical care into large acute general … Continue reading

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Hospital Hotels: Patient Hotels to Ease Strain on Hospital Wards? (BBC News)

Summary It is estimated that 30,000 patients each year are kept in hospital despite being well enough to be discharged, particularly elderly patients waiting for a place in a nursing home and people with dementia. Based on figures from 2010, … Continue reading

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European Health at a Glance: 2012 (OECD)

Summary This Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report includes key indicators, from across 35 European countries, which summarise health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, health expenditure and financing. The indicators selected … Continue reading

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