Tag Archives: England

Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Persons: Revisited (APPG on Dementia / Newsmax / European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)

Summary The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG), back in 2008, asserted that perhaps half of dementia patients may be receiving inappropriate medications. While the extent to which this position may have changed in recent years is debatable, the allegation … Continue reading

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Further Confirmation of the “Weekend Effect”: The Global Comparators Project (BMJ Quality and Safety / BBC News / OHE / Health Economics / BMJ)

Summary Recent research indicates that the “weekend effect” is a systematic phenomenon in the quality of healthcare, which impacts upon mortality rates in hospital care internationally. 2,982,570 hospital records from 28 hospitals in England, Australia, the USA and the Netherlands … Continue reading

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International Variations in Cancer Referrals and Cancer Survival (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary An international survey of 2795 GPs across six countries indicates that patients with possible cancer in the UK are less likely to be referred immediately for tests or to specialists, compared with comparable countries. UK cancer survival rates are … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organisations in the USA and England (King’s Fund / BBC News)

Summary This King’s Fund report investigates Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) in the United States and England. The relevance of ACOs for integrated care initiatives in England are assessed. “In the United States, accountable care organisations ACOs – a group of … Continue reading

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Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in England: 2012-13. Experimental Statistics (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

Summary This report contains statistical summary information about alerts and referrals to adult social care safeguarding teams in England, based on the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults (AVA) data collection for the period 2012-13. Read more: Health & Social Care Information Centre. Full … Continue reading

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Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in England: 2011-12. Experimental Statistics (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

Summary This report summarises statistical information about alerts and referrals to adult social care safeguarding teams in England. It is based on the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults (AVA) data collection for 2011-12. Read more: Health & Social Care Information Centre. A total 136,000 safeguarding alerts, 108,000 … Continue reading

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