Pilot GP service for nursing homes results in fewer emergency admissions

Chris Sherlaw-Johnson, Nuffield Trust senior research analyst

A pilot GP service offering daily support to four nursing homes has resulted in a 36% drop in emergency admissions to hospital, with the largest reductions happening during the last three months of a person’s life. An evaluation of the Health 1000 project by the Nuffield Trust also found that emergency bed days spent in…

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