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dc.contributor.authorCraven, E.-
dc.contributor.authorConroy, Simon-
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-07T12:55:10Z-
dc.date.available2016-01-07T12:55:10Z-
dc.date.issued2015-04-29-
dc.identifier.citationReviews in Clinical Gerontology, 2015, 25 (2), pp. 107-116en
dc.identifier.issn0959-2598-
dc.identifier.urihttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9797373&fileId=S0959259815000064en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2381/36201-
dc.description.abstractThe majority of hospital in-patients are older people, and many of these are at increased risk of readmission, which can be an adverse outcome for the patient. Currently there is poor understanding as to how best to reduce the risk of readmission. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane library for high quality review articles about readmissions. Each review was quality assessed by two reviewers. Grouped data and evidence from original papers is cited with 95% confidence intervals when possible. Nine review studies of sufficient quality were included. Two addressed risk factors for readmission, which included: age, poor functional status prior to admission, length of stay during the index admission, depression, cognitive impairment, malnutrition, social support and social networks/support. The seven other reviews addressed interventions to reduce readmission, which included: discharge planning, post-discharge support, post-discharge case management, and nutritional supplementation. It is possible to identify older people at risk of readmission using well-established risk factors; discharge planning, post-discharge support and nutritional interventions appear to be effective in reducing readmission. Combined interventions appear to be more effective than isolated interventions.en
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dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP): STM Journalsen
dc.rightsCopyright © Cambridge University Press 2015. All rights reserved. Archived after the end of the 6-month embargo period in accordance with the Publisher's Open Access policy, available at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displaySpecialPage?pageId=4608en
dc.subjectfrail older peopleen
dc.subjectreadmissionsen
dc.subjectreviewen
dc.titleHospital readmissions in frail older peopleen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0959259815000064-
dc.identifier.eissn1469-9036-
dc.identifier.piiS0959259815000064-
dc.description.statusPeer-revieweden
dc.description.versionPost-printen
dc.type.subtypeJournal Article-
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pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGYen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicineen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/School of Medicine/Department of Health Sciencesen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/Themesen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/Themes/Populationen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/Themes/RESULTen
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