Tag Archives: Avoiding Unplanned 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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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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Quality Improvement in Urgent and Emergency Care (NHS Improvement / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary An earlier BBC News description of the problem: Full Text Link Reference Cawley, L. (2017). Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 300% at some hospitals. London: BBC Health News, March 16th 2017. Further context and introductory analysis: Full Text … Continue reading

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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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Reducing Pressures on Hospitals: Exploring the Potential Impact of Occupational Therapists (BBC News / COT / BAOT)

Summary A report from the College of Occupational Therapists demonstrates the role(s) which occupational therapists (and physiotherapists) can play in helping to reduce avoidable admissions / re-admissions to hospitals and subsequent delayed discharges of care in transitioning patients back into … Continue reading

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