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Commentary: Systematic review: interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older people.

Abrahamson, V. (2010) Commentary: Systematic review: interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older people. Review of: Systematic review: interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older people by Batty, C.. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 17 (6). pp. 310-322. ISSN 1741-1645. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:45636)

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Abstract

Aims: To reduce costly acute hospital admissions of a growing elderly population, a number of complex interventions have been developed, but evidence of the effectiveness of these is inconclusive. What is it about these models that make them effective or ineffective? The aim of this study was to examine the research underpinning these models; analyse treatment components and identify what is and is not effective. Method: Thirteen international studies of complex interventions that reported hospital admission data as an outcome, published between 2000 and 2009, were examined. Findings: What works in reducing admissions is not one, but a combination of components, underpinned by the delivery of interventions by established, integrated health and social care teams. Conclusions: the most effective models in preventing older people being admitted to hospital are provided by established, integrated teams in the patient's home. However, cost effectiveness must be considered if effective interventions are to be delivered to a growing population of older people.

Item Type: Review
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 12:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:48 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45636 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Abrahamson, V.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1169-9457
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