Emergency hospital admissions for the elderly: insights from the Devon Predictive Model.

@article{Chenore2013EmergencyHA,
  title={Emergency hospital admissions for the elderly: insights from the Devon Predictive Model.},
  author={Todd Chenore and Denis J Pereira Gray and Joan Forrer and Charlotte A. Wright and Philip H. Evans},
  journal={Journal of public health},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={616-23}
}
BACKGROUND In the UK, people aged 85 and over are the fastest growing population group and are predicted to double in number by 2030. Emergency hospital admissions are also rising. METHODS All emergency admissions for the registered population in Devon to all English hospitals were analysed by age, and admission rates per thousand registered were calculated. The Devon Predictive Model (DPM) was built, using local data, to predict emergency admissions in the following 12 months. This model was… CONTINUE READING
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