Avoidable hospital admissions in people living with dementia
As the population ages, the number of people living with dementia is increasing. People with dementia are more likely to go to hospital and to do worse once they’re there. Many of these admissions could be avoided, with the right interventions.
This project aims to understand what factors make it more likely that someone with dementia will be admitted to hospital, and what can be done to reduce that risk.
look at routinely collected data to understand what factors make someone with dementia more likely to be admitted to hospital
carry out a ‘systematic review’ of trials that looked at interventions to reduce hospital admissions in people with dementia
People with dementia generally fare worse in hospital than those without dementia. Targeting interventions to people with dementia to reduce the likelihood of a hospital stay should therefore improve outcomes and quality of life for this group of people.