Avoiding unplanned admissions: enhanced service: proactive case finding and care review for vulnerable people: guidance and audit requirements – NHS England – April 2014
A programme of action for general practice and clinical commissioning groups
“Unplanned admissions to hospital are distressing and disruptive for patients, carers and families. Many unplanned admissions are for patients who are elderly, infirm or have complex physical or mental health and care needs which put them at high risk of unplanned admission or re-admission to hospital.
This enhanced service (ES) is designed to help reduce avoidable unplanned admissions by improving services for vulnerable patients and those with complex physical or mental health needs, who are at high risk of hospital admission or re-admission. The ES should be complemented by whole system commissioning approaches to enable outcomes of reducing avoidable unplanned admissions.”
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