Delayed transfer of care from NHS secondary care to primary care in England: its determinants, effect on hospital bed days, prevalence of acute medical conditions and deaths during delay, in older adults aged 65 years and over

@article{Jasinarachchi2009DelayedTO,
  title={Delayed transfer of care from NHS secondary care to primary care in England: its determinants, effect on hospital bed days, prevalence of acute medical conditions and deaths during delay, in older adults aged 65 years and over},
  author={Krishantha H Jasinarachchi and Ibrahim Rakha Ibrahim and Breffni C Keegan and Rajaratnam Mathialagan and John C McGourty and James RN Phillips and Phyo Kyaw Myint},
  journal={BMC Geriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={9},
  pages={4 - 4}
}
BACKGROUND The delay in discharge or transfer of care back to the community following an acute admission to the hospital in older adults has long been a recognized challenge in the UK. We examined the determinants and outcomes of delayed transfer of care in older adults. METHODS A prospective observational study was conducted in a district general hospital with a catchment population of 250,000 in England, UK. Those >or= 65 years admitted to two care of the elderly wards during February 2007… CONTINUE READING