Continuity of care failing frail older people in hospitals – King’s Fund – 27 March 2012

Posted on March 27, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Continuity of care failing frail older people in hospitals – King’s Fund – 27 March 2012

“Two reports published today by The King’s Fund highlight how frail older people are being exposed to unacceptable standards of care and moved around from pillar to post in hospital because of a lack of continuity of care.

The first report draws attention to breakdowns in continuity of care inside hospitals. Analysis of inpatient surveys cited in the report shows that measures of continuity of care – that is, the effective planning, communication and co-ordination of care – have remained static or slightly worsened between 2005 and 2010:”   … continues

“Alongside this report, the Fund has also published the conclusions of a two-day summit (2) attended by senior figures from the NHS and social care, academics and organisations representing patients and older people. This specifically addresses how to improve care for frail older people with complex needs, making five key recommendations:”  … continues

Continuity of care for older hospital patients: a call for action by Jocelyn Cornwall, Ros Levenson, Lara Sonola and Emmi Poteliakhoff.

The care of frail older people with complex needs: time for a revolution.  The Sir Roger Bannister Health Summit, Leeds Castle

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