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Age UK’s personalised integrated care programme: evaluation of impact on hospital activity

 

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Age UK’s personalised integrated care programme: evaluation of impact on hospital activity

Age UK’s personalised integrated care programme (PICP) aims to improve the lives of older people through practical support, underpinned by a change in the way that the health and care system works together for these people locally.

This report analyses the hospital use of older people who had received a service from PICP in eight areas of England. The research concludes that it has almost certainly not been able to reduce costs or emergency admissions. However, the results suggest that the scheme may be identifying unmet need in the population, which manifests in greater use of hospital care.