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GP care plans to prevent hospital admissions not effective, warns CQC

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No surprise there. The only reason that NHSE is doing this is to try and save money. My view is that it is very difficult to pick up early signs of potentially serious conditions that could result in the need for a hospital admission. Anyhow what good does one big review do if there is no continuing daily monitoring of medical and social issues to pick up sudden deterioration. Even Telehealth did not prevent hospital admissions. A full hospital service at home including rapid response nursing care, mobile ultrasound, x-ray and bloods with dedicated doctors (not GPs) giving advice to nurses with patients through mobile video could take the place of a hospital admission, but I bet this service would be just as expensive as a hospital admission, if not more. Mind you patients would appreciate it. They do not want to go to hospital.

Posted date

13 Jul 2016

Posted time

6:29pm

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