Avoiding hospital admissions: What does the research evidence say? – King’s Fund – 16 December 2010

Posted on January 14, 2011. Filed under: Acute Care, Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

Avoiding hospital admissions: What does the research evidence say? – King’s Fund – 16 December 2010

“Summary:  Emergency admissions to hospital are costly to the NHS and also cause disruption to planned health care. Considerable efforts have been made within the health service to reduce emergency admissions, but few primary care trusts have been successful, with some primary care trusts recording an increase.

In order to successfully reduce avoidable emergency admissions, we need to fully understand which interventions are the most effective. The King’s Fund commissioned this review of research evidence to establish which interventions work in avoiding emergency or unplanned hospital admissions.”  … continues

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