Interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older people

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

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(2011), "Interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older people", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 16 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/cgij.2011.24816caa.016

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older people

Interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older people

Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 3

Batty, C.Systematic review: interventions intended to reduce admission to hospital of older peopleInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation2010Vol. 17pp. 310-322

This review appeared to conclude that the evidence for reducing hospitalisation rates was equivocal. The most effective models in preventing older people being admitted to hospital were provided by established, integrated teams in the patient’s home. The review had some methodological limitations and caution is warranted when interpreting the author’s conclusions.