The second national audit of intermediate care

Young, John W. and Gladman, John R.F. and Forsyth, Duncan R. and Holditch, Claire (2014) The second national audit of intermediate care. Age and Ageing, 44 (2). pp. 182-184. ISSN 1468-2834

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Abstract

Intermediate care services have developed internationally to expedite discharge from hospital and to provide an alternative to an emergency hospital admission. Inconsistencies in the evidence base and under-developed governance structures led to concerns about the care quality, outcomes and provision of intermediate care in the NHS. The National Audit of Intermediate Care was therefore established by an interdisciplinary group. The second national audit reported in 2013 and included crisis response teams, home-based and bed-based services in approximately a half of the NHS. The main findings were evidence of weak local strategic planning, considerable under-provision, delays in accessing the services and lack of mental health involvement in care. There was a very high level of positive patient experience reported across all types of intermediate care, though reported involvement with care decisions was less satisfactory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Age and Ageing following peer review. The version of record John Young, John R. F. Gladman, Duncan R. Forsyth, Claire Holditch; The second national audit of intermediate care. Age Ageing 2015; 44 (2): 182-184. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afu174 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu174
Keywords: Intermediate care, National audit, Older people
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
Identification Number: 10.1093/ageing/afu174
Depositing User: Dziunka, Patricia
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2017 15:11
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 01:25
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41396

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