Review: Hospital-at-home care for early discharge or admission avoidance does not improve health outcomes
- Economic evaluation of hospital at home versus hospital care: cost minimisation analysis of data... Jones, Jeremy; Wilson, Andrew // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);12/11/99, Vol. 319 Issue 7224, p1547
Presents a study which compared the costs of admission to a hospital at home scheme with those of acute hospital admission. Nursing care received by patients; Results of the study; Conclusions.
- Non-elective demand management: the renaissance of district nursing? Unsworth, John; Danskin, Julie; Thylor, Maureen // British Journal of Community Nursing;Feb2008, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p76
Despite the fact that the majority of district nurses are grasping opportunities to provide care to increasingly complex patients at home there have been concerns expressed recently that district nursing as a discipline is in decline. This is partly attributed to a lack of leadership and focus...
- Nurses' information management at patients' discharge from hospital to home care. Hellesø, Ragnhild; Sorensen, Lena; Lorensen, Margarethe; Newhouse, Robin; Wahl, Astrid K.; Veenstra, Marijke // International Journal of Integrated Care (IJIC);Jul-Sep2005, Vol. 5, p1
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore and compare hospital and home care nurses' assessment of their information management at patients' discharge from hospital to home care before and after the hospital implemented an electronic nursing discharge note. Theory: This paper draws on the...
- â€˜Absentâ€™ palliative services stop people being able to die at home. // Nursing Standard;1/28/2015, Vol. 29 Issue 22, p12
District nurses are urgently needed to allow more patients to die at home and reduce hospital admissions, a leading palliative care expert has told MPs.
- Lack of information contributes to rise in residents' infection rates. Snow, Tamsin // Nursing Standard;9/30/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p10
The author reports that a British Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey of home care found that almost one-fifth of homes are receiving no information from physicians regarding patient infections. Discharge summaries were found to be either illegible or incomplete. The article mentions that, in...
- GPs slam claim over discharges. // Pulse;2/3/2003, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p3
Reports on the decline of the number of patients discharged from hospitals in Loughborough, London, England.
- Florida hospital admissions up 4.5%. // AHA News;9/2/2002, Vol. 38 Issue 34, p7
Reports an increase in hospital admissions in Florida. Cities within which growth was evident; Trend in the length of hospital stay; Findings on Medicare, Medicaid and insurance.
- Is that geriatric patient really ready to go home? Jacobs, Lynn; Fontana, Rosalie; Albert, Diane // RN;Nov85, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p40
Details the measures taken by a geriatric outpatient clinic to prevent post-discharge problems. Preparation procedures; Importance of a written plan; Precautions to consider in the homemaking service. INSET: When the geriatric patient goes home.
- Top 25 U.S. hospitals. // Managed Healthcare;Jun98, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p58
Presents data on the top 25 nonfederal community general hospitals ranked in the United States by admissions in 1996. Total number of admissions; Number of outpatient visits; Total operating beds; Total expenses.