Care home residents least likely to be hospitalised – Nuffield Trust – 29 March 2012

Posted on April 2, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Care home residents least likely to be hospitalised – Nuffield Trust – 29 March 2012

“A new study by the Nuffield Trust linking the normally separate health and social care records of more than 133,055 people – aged 75 and over – has found that local authority funded care home residents had fewer hospital admissions than those receiving high intensity social care support in their own homes.

The results lend further support to the argument that cuts to social care budgets may lead to increased hospital admissions.

Writing for the Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, the analysts describe how their methods allow researchers to examine interactions between the two systems of care at the individual patient level. The study is believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK so far.”

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Overlap of hospital use and social care in older people in England
Martin Bardsley et al
J Health Serv Res Policy 23 February 2012

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