Tag Archives: Avoidable Acute Hospital Admission in Older People

Carers UK’s Pressure Points Report: Building on the Role of Carers in Supporting the NHS (Carers UK)

Summary A recent Carers UK report examined the potential role(s) of carers in helping to reduce emergency admissions and re-admissions to hospital; and to minimise delayed transfers of care from hospital. Around 40% carers who have taken their dependents to A&E … Continue reading

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Benefits of Comprehensive Older Person’s Evaluation (COPE) Zones Embedded Within Emergency Assessment Units (Clinical Medicine)

Summary Promising results have been reported from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT): “ …introduction of an embedded frailty unit within the EAU at SRFT has allowed resources to be focused on older patients with the greatest need. We have … Continue reading

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Care Home Residents’ Access to GPs For Basic Health Care: Far Sighted or Short Sighted GP Contract Changes? (BBC News)

Summary Care home residents are generally 50% more likely to be admitted to hospital as an emergency than other older persons, and might be expected to be a high priority for primary care. Paradoxically, there are reports that GPs have … Continue reading

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Reasons for Emergency Hospital Admissions by People With Dementia (Public Health England)

Summary This Public Health England (PHE) document summarises national data about why people with dementia made use of inpatient general hospital services during the financial year 2012/13. It includes data on short stay emergency admissions, increases in hospital admissions and … Continue reading

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Hospital Re-Admission Risks Alter Over Time After Discharge? (Nursing Times / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary The risk factors for hospital re-admissions may change over a 30-day period following discharge from hospital, according to US research. There appears to be two distinct phases of re-admission risk; one up to eight days and one up to … Continue reading

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Text Messaging Improves Adherence to Cardiovascular Preventive Treatment: the INTERACT Trial (BBC News / Plos ONE)

Summary The NHS spends over £500 million on wasted medicines and avoidable illness per year, it has been estimated. Earlier research indicates that about one-third of patients do not take their medication as directed. Text messaging services could help people … Continue reading

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Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People (HSJ / Serco / NHS Confederation)

Summary The Commission on Hospital Care for Frail Older People reviewed probably the main question facing the NHS, namely how to care for the country’s increasing number of frail older people. The commission’s conclusion is that hospital providers and commissioners … Continue reading

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