Tag Archives: Hospital Admission Rates

Hospitals on the Edge? Time for Action (BBC News / NHS Choices / RCP Report)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary A report from the Royal College of Physicians points out that the triple effect of rising demand, increasingly complex cases and falling bed … Continue reading

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Transforming Delivery of Health and Social Care: Fundamental Changes Required? (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary The UK has the second highest rate of avoidable mortality among 16 high-income countries, and variations in health outcomes between … Continue reading

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BMJ Articles Question Optimism About Telehealth / Telecare (BMJ)

Summary The government hopes to be able to use telehealth as a way of cutting NHS costs and improving care quality, but the BMJ has run a series of articles questioning the evidence from the world’s largest randomised control trial … Continue reading

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Over 60s Account for Half of Hospital Admissions Income (NHS Information Centre)

Summary Information released by the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre indicates more than half of the income hospitals get for admissions attracting a mandatory tariff under the national Payment by Results (PbR) system comes from dealing with people … Continue reading

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Emergency Readmissions to Hospital: a Scoping Review Concerning their Prevention and Reduction (RAND Corporation)

Summary It was proposed in The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012-13 that data on inappropriate emergency admission / re-admission rates should become a performance measure in national reporting. The study examines the evidence and potential for use … Continue reading

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How to Develop an Outcomes-Based Approach in Mental Health (NHS Confederation / Mental Health Network)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 7, February 2012]. Summary The Mental Health Network had earlier been commissioned by the Department of Health to produce a report which clarifies how to develop … Continue reading

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The NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare 2011 (Right Care Programme)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 6, January 2012]. Summary This atlas, available online to view and download, gives clinicians and commissioners the ability to identify regional variations in the … Continue reading

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