Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Promoting excellence in services through research, policy and practice


Health and Social Care

Table Of Contents: Volume 5 Issue 4

Do older people who self‐harm receive the hospital care they need?

Wally Barr, Maria Leitner, Joan Thomas

Although self‐harm is most common in younger people in Britain, the risk of suicide subsequent to an initial act of self‐harm is considerably greater in older age groups…

Readmissions ‐ An evaluation of reasons for unplanned readmissions of older people: A United Kingdom and international studies literature review

Linda Dobrzanska

The measuring of emergency readmission rates to hospital following discharge is one of fifteen health outcomes the United Kingdom government monitors on an annual basis…

Measures to assess the quality of life for people with advanced dementia: Issues in measurement and conceptualisation

Lauren Thompson, Paul Kingston

With the increase in the development of treatments that aim to improve the symptoms of dementia, more attention is focussed upon the effect that these treatments have on…



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