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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