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Emergency readmissions to hospital for potentially preventable conditions on the rise, new research shows

News and opinion 01/06/2018

The analysis shows a 41.3% rise in emergency readmissions for conditions classified as “potentially preventable”.

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Transforming health care in nursing homes: An evaluation of a dedicated primary care service in outer east London

Research 04/04/2018Chris Sherlaw-Johnson | Helen Crump | Natasha Curry | Dr Charlotte Paddison | Rob Meaker

The study indicates that providing residents of care homes with increased GP access and continuity of primary care more generally may help to reduce hospital admissions.

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Success story: learning from interventions that work

News and opinion 04/04/2018Nigel Edwards

With our new report today evaluating an intervention offering GP support to nursing homes, Nigel Edwards looks at why such initiatives are successful and the lessons they bring.

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Dedicated GP support for nursing homes sees significant drop in emergency admissions

News and opinion 04/04/2018

A new scheme piloted in four nursing homes has resulted in a 36% reduction in emergency admissions to hospital, with the biggest reductions towards the end of people’s lives.

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Managing the hospital and social care interface: interventions targeting older adults

Research 27/03/2018Holly Holder | Stephanie Kumpunen | Sophie Castle-Clarke | Silvia Lombardo

Given the national policy drive for better integrated care across sectors, what examples already exist of individual hospitals and social care providers working together to reduce delayed transfers of care, length of hospital stay and admissions for older people - and how successful are they?

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‘Worrying’ inequality gap highlighted in children’s emergency health care

News and opinion 24/12/2017

New research shows children from the poorest areas are consistently more likely to go to A&E and to need emergency hospital treatment.

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Admissions of inequality: emergency hospital use for children and young people

Research 24/12/2017Lucia Kossarova | Ronny Cheung | Dougal Hargreaves | Eilís Keeble

Does a child's socioeconomic background affect rates of admissions to hospital for common conditions such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy?

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John Appleby responds to March's Combined Performance Summary

News and opinion 11/05/2017

Several measures are heading in the right direction but the number of admissions to hospital are still a cause for concern.

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New report shows rise in emergency hospital admissions for young children

News and opinion 24/04/2017

Latest QualityWatch Focus On report has found that the number of babies and young children admitted to hospital in an emergency has grown by almost a third over the past decade.

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