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Improving Dementia Long-Term Care and Support (RAND Corporation)

Summary This report from the United States identifies 25 policy options covering five broad objectives to improve and support the delivery of “long-term services and supports” (LTSS). The five top-level objectives comprise: Objective 1: Increase public awareness of dementia to … Continue reading

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Monetary Costs of Dementia in the United States (New England Journal of Medicine / RAND)

Summary The societal cost of dementia in the United States has been estimated to range from $157 billion to $215 billion annually according to RAND economists, making the disease more costly than heart disease or cancer. Read more: Cost of Dementia Tops $157 … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention in Hospitals (RAND Corporation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This systematic review of the evidence on hospital falls prevention is a contribution to a resource guide about interventions to … 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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