Tag Archives: Avoidable Mortality

Historic Reduction in the Use of Antipsychotics for BPSD in UK General Practice? (Drug Safety)

Summary Data from 111,346 patients with dementia but without a concomitant diagnosis of psychosis indicates that prescribing of certain categories of antipsychotic drugs did reduce from 8.9% in 2001 to 1.4% in 2014. At face value, this reduction in inappropriate … Continue reading

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Ten Portions of Fruit and Veg a Day? (BBC News / International Journal of Epidemiology / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Forget five portions of fruit and veg per day? Forget seven portions a day? Research by Imperial College London suggests that consuming ten portions a day could be more beneficial and help prevent 7.8 million premature deaths every year. … Continue reading

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Immovable Antipsychotic Prescribing Practices in Care Homes? (BMJ Open)

Summary Incredible as it may seem, and contrary to years of high-level campaigning plus the circulation of awareness raising reports and guidelines, antipsychotic prescribing in long-term residential care in England did not, in fact, decline measurably during the four years … Continue reading

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Screening For Frailty: as Easy as eFI? (NHS England / Age and Ageing)

Summary The “electronic Frailty Index (eFI)” is discussed, by NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, as a validated tool which might assist in the proactive identification, diagnosis and management of frailty. Potentially, the … Continue reading

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Guideline on Sepsis Recognition, Diagnosis and Early Management (NICE / BBC News / RCEM)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently published “Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis and early management – guidance” (NG51). This presents recommendations on the identification and assessment people with suspected sepsis; risk factors and risk stratification; and the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary The Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (ISSN 2397-5628) is a recently launched, locally edited, multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed international journal, which covers topics of relevance to the care of the elderly. Concerning Guidelines on the Use of Antipsychotics for Agitation … Continue reading

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Safe and Well Visits: Partnership Working Between Health, Social Care, Fire and Rescue Services and Volunteers (NHS England, PHE, LGA / CFOA / Age UK)

Summary Further information has become available concerning the programme of “health checks” for the homes of elderly people and patients with complex long-term conditions. Collaboration on establishing the working principles of these “Safe and Well” visits has involved cooperation between … Continue reading

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Unsafe Discharges From Hospitals Breach NICE Guidelines (BBC News / PHSO)

Summary The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has reported on complaints received about hundreds of vulnerable and elderly patients, sometimes including those with dementia and / or frailty, who have been discharged inappropriately from hospital. It seems likely that … Continue reading

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All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia Concerned About Disjointed and Substandard Care For Common Dementia Comorbidities (ILC-UK / Alzheimer’s Society / Pharma Times Online / APPG on Dementia)

Summary Inadequate care and systemic failures in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of comorbidities experienced by people with dementia is believed to result in (i) unnecessary costs for the NHS, (ii) widespread and preventable reduced quality of life among patients … Continue reading

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Increase in Deaths in England and Wales in 2015 Accountable to Dementia and Flu? (BBC News / BMJ / ONS)

Summary Last year’s unexpected increase in the number of deaths, in England and Wales, appears to have resulted from the increase in dementia and respiratory diseases such as influenza among older people. Full Text Link Reference Spike in deaths ‘due … Continue reading

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