Tag Archives: Avoidable Admissions

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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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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Quality Improvement Metrics: a New System For Measuring Whole System Performance (IHI)

Summary Analysts at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in the United States have developed an improved set of measures by which to assess the performance of health care organisations and health care systems. Their “Whole System Measures 2.0 (WSM … Continue reading

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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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Reducing Unplanned Admissions by People Aged 85 Years+ (NIHR / Health Services and Delivery Research / BBC News)

Summary Three sites where hospital admission rates for people aged 85 years and over had risen sharply, and three sites where these rates had declined, were studied in order to investigate local differences in strategies for avoiding the need for … Continue reading

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