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Older people’s contribution to preventing avoidable hospital admissions

 

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Older people’s contribution to preventing avoidable hospital admissions

The report interviews 104 older people exploring their experiences of emergency admissions. It focuses on whether the older people felt it was appropriate to be admitted to hospital and whether they thought anything could have prevented their admission.

The findings of this study confirm that older people have an important role to play in helping understand the nature of emergency admissions and to devise appropriate responses to their rising numbers. The report concludes that ignoring this expertise could be detrimental to ensuring older people get the appropriate care they need.