Tag Archives: Systematic Review

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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Pressure Ulcer Treatment Strategies: Comparative Effectiveness (AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine)

Summary A high quality systematic review has been published recently on the treatment of pressure ulcers. Readers may opt to read either the study report in full, or a summary version (two articles) in the Annals of Internal Medicine. “Moderate-strength … Continue reading

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Outcomes of Case Managed, Integrated or Consumer Directed Home and Community Care Services

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 11, June 2011]. Abstract This systematic review evaluates the outcomes of case managed, integrated or consumer directed home and community care services for older … Continue reading

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Interventions to Reduce Inappropriate Prescribing in Nursing Homes: a Systematic Review

Abstract Residents in nursing homes have tended to be exposed to inappropriate medication, particularly in regard to the excessive use of anti-psychotics which are commonly prescribed for nursing home residents suffering from dementia. This review attempted to identify the effect … Continue reading

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