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The second national audit of intermediate care

Young, John; Gladman, John R.F.; Forsyth, Duncan R.; Holditch, Claire

Authors

John Young

JOHN GLADMAN john.gladman@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Medicine of Older People

Duncan R. Forsyth

Claire Holditch



Abstract

© The Author 2014. Intermediate care services have developed internationally to expedite discharge from hospital and to provide an alternative to an emergency hospital admission. Inconsistencies in the evidence base and under-developed governance structures led to concerns about the care quality, outcomes and provision of intermediate care in the NHS. The National Audit of Intermediate Care was therefore established by an interdisciplinary group. The second national audit reported in 2013 and included crisis response teams, home-based and bed-based services in approximately a half of the NHS. The main findings were evidence of weak local strategic planning, considerable under-provision, delays in accessing the services and lack of mental health involvement in care. There was a very high level of positive patient experience reported across all types of intermediate care, though reported involvement with care decisions was less satisfactory.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 5, 2014
Journal Age and Ageing
Print ISSN 0002-0729
Electronic ISSN 1468-2834
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 44
Issue 2
Pages 182-184
APA6 Citation Young, J., Gladman, J. R., Forsyth, D. R., & Holditch, C. (2014). The second national audit of intermediate care. Age and Ageing, 44(2), 182-184. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu174
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu174
Keywords Intermediate care, National audit, Older people
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu174
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Age and Ageing following peer review. The version of record John Young, John R. F. Gladman, Duncan R. Forsyth, Claire Holditch; The second national audit of intermediate care. Age Ageing 2015; 44 (2): 182-184. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afu174 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afu174

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