Tag Archives: Patient Admission

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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Safari Rounds to Locate Lost Hospital Patients? (BBC News)

Summary More news and allegations arising from the RCN’s Annual Conference in Liverpool. It has been asserted that hospital over-crowding and pressures on A&E occasionally reach the point that patients may get “lost” in UK hospitals when they are switched from ward to ward. Consultants then … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle of Discontent: How Family Carers of People with Dementia Become Dissatisfied with General Hospital Care (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary Family carers deserve to be engaged by hospital staff, so that they are able to give and receive information about a relative with dementia. They should be offered suitable opportunities to participate and have their say in hospital care. … Continue reading

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Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (NIHR SDO)

Summary Mental health problems amongst the elderly in acute hospitals include dementia (31% of all older people in hospitals) and delirium (estimated in this report as 20% of all older people in hospitals). Outcomes for patients in hospitals with these … 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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