Tag Archives: Discharge of Hospital Patients With Care and Support Needs

Medication Reconciliation and Patient Understanding on Hospital Discharge (Journal of General Internal Medicine)

Summary Since adverse drug events upon hospital discharge are common and sometimes serious, this US study investigated the prevalence of medication reconciliation. It found that medication reconciliation and patient understanding (or carer’s understanding, possibly in the case of dementia patients) … Continue reading

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Hospital2Home Resource Pack for Housing and Care Integration (Housing LIN / Healthcare Today UK)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary A resource pack has been developed to support cross-sector co-operation across housing, health and social care. The “Hospital2Home” … Continue reading

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Re-Prioritisng Ward Rounds (BBC News / RCP / RCN)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Ward rounds are being neglected in some hospitals, to the detriment of patients, largely due to the lack … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Evaluation Report Published for Excellent Care in a Dementia Friendly Acute Hospital (University of Worcester, Association for Dementia Studies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary We have just this week learned that the final evaluation of the New Cross Hospital Dementia Project … Continue reading

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National Audit of Intermediate Care Report 2012 (NHS Benchmarking Network, British Geriatrics Society)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary Unnecessary hospital admissions and longer acute hospital stays by the frail and elderly need to be reduced significantly in order … 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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Draft Care and Support Bill (HM Government)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary The draft Care and Support Bill proposes new simplified legislation covering adult care and support, replacing the existing more complex … Continue reading

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