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Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2013 (Dr Foster)

Summary The 2013 Dr Foster Hospital Guide has four special themes: Whether financial austerity is changing how money is spent on hospital treatments. The impact of drug and alcohol problems on patients and hospitals. The quality of care at weekends … Continue reading

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Evaluation of Telecare for People with Dementia: the Renfrewshire Project (York Health Economics Consortium / Joint Improvement Team / and Scottish Centre for Telehealth & Telecare)

Summary A literature search had found little evidence about the benefits and cost-effectiveness of telecare for people with dementia, so the Joint Improvement Team and Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare commissioned an evaluation of services delivered by Renfrewshire Community … Continue reading

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Full-to-Bursting Hospitals Pose Potential Dangers (BBC News / Dr Foster / NHS Choices)

Summary The latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide for 2012 indicates that most hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, resulting in potentially dangerous environments for patients. It has been estimated that hospitals should run optimally at around 80-85% capacity to allow room to cope … 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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