Preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations of older adults with cognitive impairment compared with the general senior population: what do we know about avoidable incidents? Results from a scoping review

16/05/2018

Source: BMJOpen

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED
presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Alzheimer’s Disease Increases Fall-related Bone Fracture Hospitalization in Elderly Chinese

17/11/2016

Source: International Journal of Gerontology, 2016, online

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Date of publication: October 2016

Publicati0n type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fall and fracture risks are higher for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than for older adults without dementia. This study investigated AD relating to hospitalization due to fall-related bone fracture in elderly Chinese patients. The proportion of patients in the AD group hospitalized because of fall-related bone fracture was significantly higher than in the control group. AD may increase the incidence of hospitalization due to falls and bone fracture. Our findings suggest that preventing falls in AD patients may reduce the number of hospitalized AD patients.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Is single room hospital accommodation associated with differences in healthcare-associated infection, falls, pressure ulcers or medication errors? A natural experiment with non-equivalent controls

21/06/2016

Source: Journal of Health Services Research and Policy

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Date of publication: 2016, Vol. 21(3) pps. 147–155

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A wide range of patient benefits have been attributed to single room hospital accommodation including a reduction in adverse patient safety events. However, studies have been limited to the US with limited evidence from elsewhere. The aim of this study was to assess the impact on safety outcomes of the move to a newly built all single room acute hospital.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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