Who knows best? Older people’s contribution to understanding and preventing avoidable hospital admissions

This video is based up the findings of a new study conducted by the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre and the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Working with 104 older people and 40 local professionals, the research looked at how the older people were admitted to hospital, whether they felt this was the best place for them and what alternatives might have been explored. Similar questions were also asked of a GP and / or hospital doctor representing as many of these older people as possible.

Key findings from the study

A number of themes for good practice emerged from the key findings

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