Tag Archives: Bed Use (Acute Hospitals)

Hospital Hotels: Patient Hotels to Ease Strain on Hospital Wards? (BBC News)

Summary It is estimated that 30,000 patients each year are kept in hospital despite being well enough to be discharged, particularly elderly patients waiting for a place in a nursing home and people with dementia. Based on figures from 2010, … Continue reading

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Full-to-Bursting Hospitals Pose Potential Dangers (BBC News / Dr Foster / NHS Choices)

Summary The latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide for 2012 indicates that most hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, resulting in potentially dangerous environments for patients. It has been estimated that hospitals should run optimally at around 80-85% capacity to allow room to cope … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Stroke / King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces “masterclass” critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care topics appearing in the news. Here are two of these: Yoga-Based Rehabilitation After Stroke Full Text Link (a) Reference Yoga “can … Continue reading

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Emergency Hospital Beds: Variations in Use by Patients Over 65 (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary This King’s Fund report explores variations in the use of hospital beds by patients aged over sixty-five years and who … Continue reading

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Emergency Bed Use: What the Numbers Tell Us (King’s Fund Data Briefing)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This briefing explains the importance of considering bed use for emergency admissions. It outlines progress in reducing bed use, and … Continue reading

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