• Medicine
  • Published 2001

Emergency Hospital Admissions : older patients' perceptions

  title={Emergency Hospital Admissions : older patients' perceptions},
  author={Rosemary Littlechild and Jon Glasby},
The increasing number of emergency admissions of older people to hospital in the United Kingdom has been highlighted by the Audit Commission as particularly problematic. It is an area where the responsibilities of health and social services overlap, yet it has received relatively little attention from policy-makers and researchers. Studies to date have a number of methodological drawbacks, including a lack of consideration given to the views of the older people admitted as patients. This… CONTINUE READING