Understanding the causes and reasons behind avoidable hospital admissions in people living with dementia

WestMental Health
Start Date: 1 Feb 2015

Project description

This work stream focuses on patients with dementia and intercurrent physical illness. It looks at appropriate interventions to reduce avoidable unplanned admissions and re-admissions and considers the need to take account of the impact on informal carers, and social and community health care providers. In Bristol and South Gloucestershire, the incidence of dementia diagnoses is set to rise significantly over the next 20 years. Success in this area is key to a long term admissions reduction strategy.

Objectives

  • To increase knowledge about triggers and causes of admission leading to development, piloting and evaluation of interventions across health, social care and neighbourhood development
  • To improve the appropriateness of admissions for people with dementia and intercurrent illness
  • To reduce the length of stay in bedded settings for people with dementia and intercurrent illness
  • To reduce re-admissions for people with dementia and intercurrent illness
Contact 
Dr Sarah Callum
mhsjc@bristol.ac.uk