Tag Archives: Systemic Integration

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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Continuity of Care for Older Hospital Patients (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary Most patients in hospital are older, and the length of time spent in hospital is related to age. Such patients … Continue reading

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