Tag Archives: Avoidable Hospital Admissions

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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System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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The Hospital Frailty Risk Score: a Simpler Method of Screening for Frailty and Patients at Greater Risk (Lancet)

Summary The Hospital Frailty Risk Score is a risk score designed for the identification of older people at risk of harm or adverse outcomes in hospitals. It is based on standard diagnostic codes from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases … Continue reading

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Observations on Approaches to the Care of Persons With Dementia Who Have Had a Fall (Systematic Reviews)

Summary Falls are believed to occur for between 47% – 90% of people with dementia, and such falls are a common cause of hospital admissions / re- admissions. A recent narrative review examines the effectiveness of interventions intended to improve … Continue reading

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Alternative Approaches to Reducing Hospital Admissions / Re-Admissions (BBC News / British Red Cross / NESTA / King’s Fund)

Summary The British Red Cross has proposed that home assessments, and comparatively simple interventions, when discharging old and vulnerable people for hospitals would help to reduce avoidable but predictable hospital re-admissions (and prevent many hospital admissions in the first place). … Continue reading

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More On the Cold Weather Theme (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary NHS England has advised the elderly to keep warm, whether indoors or outdoors. Statistics indicate that heart attacks and related hospital admissions are likely to increase immediately following cold weather. “Hospitals also see a rise in the admission of … Continue reading

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