Tag Archives: Hospital Admission Rates

Avoidable Hospital Admissions Crisis (BBC News / NAO)

Summary Too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England take place according to the National Audit Office. There were 5.3 million such admissions during the last financial year, which represents a 47% rise over 15 years. Many of the individuals involved are frail elderly patients who … 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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NHS Re-Configuration (BBC News / NHS Confederation / King’s Fund)

Summary A coalition of health managers, clinicians, charities and patients’ representatives has proposed that the NHS in England needs to be more radical about closing some hospital services and diverting resources to more community-based care. The alternative to these reforms would be to face a “vicious” spiral … Continue reading

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Demand on Accident and Emergency Services Unsustainable? (BBC News)

Summary Levels of demand on NHS accident and emergency departments in England have been described as unsustainable by David Prior, the head of the Care Quality Commission. Mr Prior has suggested there is a need for a diversion of resources from hospital services towards greater investment … Continue reading

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Patterns of Health and Social Care at the End of Life (The Nuffield Trust)

Summary This report summarises findings from a study – which was commissioned by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network – following more than 73,000 people using publicly funded health and social care services during the last months of … Continue reading

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Competitive Integration in the NHS (Policy Exchange)

Summary This report from the Policy Exchange think-tank asserts that NHS funding arrangements encourage acute hospitals to admit patients instead of trying to treat patients at a community level or in their own homes. It shows that by international standards … Continue reading

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Aged Residential Care Health Utilisation Study (ARCHUS) (BMC Geriatrics)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Hospitalisation can cause distress, disruption and often other medical complications for residents of long-term care. It … Continue reading

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