Tag Archives: Failed Discharges

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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Audit of Intermediate Care Commissioning and Provision in England (NHS Benchmarking)

Summary The 2012 audit covered health-related bed and home intermediate care services. NHS Benchmarking’s “National Audit of Intermediate Care Report 2013” has been extended to cover crisis response and social care reablement services. “only 53% of home based services have … Continue reading

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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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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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