Older people and complex care

Older people are among the most intense users of health and social care services and opportunities exist for improving the care offered to them.
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Older people and complex care iconWhy is this important?

The needs of older people with multiple health problems and complex conditions are recognised as being a key driver of health service design utilisation and a sentinel marker of the quality of care.

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Our experience in research and analysis is especially relevant to the area of complex care and multi-morbidity. We intend to develop new approaches to understanding the impacts of new models of care for older people and patients needing complex care. This strand of work also feeds directly into other areas of work, in particular quality and new service models.

We are constantly told that many people, particularly the frail elderly, are occupying hospital beds unnecessarily, yet the multitude of community services seem to be having little impact.

Manager of a clinical commissioning group (Health Leaders’ Panel)

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