Reducing unplanned admission to hospital of community dwelling adults: evidence review

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    Abstract

    We worked with an academic researcher to do a rapid review of published evidence to find out what interventions may reduce unplanned admission to hospital for adults with long-term conditions. We did this to inform some upcoming improvement work on people with long term conditions. We did not include reviews with a focus on frailty, older people, dementia, learning disability, or mental health because these are covered by previous or other
    planned work.

    We wanted to answer the following questions:
     What interventions have been tested or
    evaluated for reducing unplanned
    admission to hospital of community
    dwelling adults?
     Which populations have interventions
    been tested on?
     What is the effectiveness of any
    interventions?
     What is the evidence for the cost of any
    interventions?
     Which interventions are most relevant to
    the Scottish context?

    To answer these questions we searched for existing reviews of research evidence that had been published in five key health and care databases since 2000.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUniversity of Dundee
    PublisherHealthcare Improvement Scotland
    Commissioning bodyHealthcare Improvement Scotland
    Number of pages58
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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