Tag Archives: Heart Failure

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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Perhaps No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity? (BBC News / NHS Choices / EurekAlert!)

Summary Analysis of UK GP records by researchers at the University of Birmingham indicates that otherwise “metabolically healthy” obese people do have a statistically higher chance of heart disease, stroke or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack) and heart failure compared … Continue reading

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Any Town Toolkit: NHS England’s Modelling Toolkit for CCGs (NHS England)

Summary The “Any Town” Toolkit is a high-level health system modelling toolkit provided by NHS England to assist CCGs in determining which interventions might best improve their local health services (ideally whilst saving money). It is intended to help commissioners … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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NICE Eyes on Evidence: Cumulative Index 2013 (NICE Evidence)

Summary The NICE Evidence‘s Eyes on Evidence service covers significant new evidence across a range of topics. Here is an alphabetical list of the items, which have appeared so far this year, of broad interest to readers of this information … Continue reading

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Whole Systems Demonstrator Programme: Inconclusive Effect of Telehealth on Quality of Life and Psychological Outcomes (BMJ)

Summary This British Medical Journal articles reports the most recent results from the trial assessing the effect of second generation, home based telehealth on health-related quality of life, anxiety, and depressive symptoms over 12 months in patients with long term … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the Routes to Success Resources, Tools and Frameworks (NEoLCP)

Summary This report from the NHS National End of Life Care Programme (NEoLCP) and the Institute of Healthcare Management presents the results of research which reviewed how the series of publications and supporting tools, resource guides and frameworks (developed by … Continue reading

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