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Experts warn new DES is unlikely to reduce unplanned admissions

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(1) totally agree that the elderly patients only account for a small percentage of overall emergency admissions although there is still an issue of time spent in organising an appropriate package of care on discharge(which right wing party would say this is costing too much and must be stopped , send them home relentlessly) (2) to be constructive , we really need consultants in care of elderly to base and work in community. They can provide leadership in complicated cases and give GPs , district nurses , community matrons immediate expert opinions . More importantly , elective admissions with follow ups , whether hospital or intermediate care, can be arranged more efficiently with their help. We used to have domicillary visits from geriatricians in our area. These days , they only visit patients in nursing homes.......

Posted date

04 Jan 2014

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10:30am

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