Avoiding hospital admissions What does the research evidence say?

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This paper considers the research evidence for a range of interventions to avoid emergency or unplanned hospital admissions.  Its findings from the research literature include that patient self-management seems to be beneficial.

In order to successfully reduce avoidable emergency admissions, we need to fully understand which interventions are the most effective. The King's Fund commissioned this review of research evidence to establish which interventions work in avoiding emergency or unplanned hospital admissions. This paper considers the research evidence for a range of interventions to avoid emergency or unplanned hospital admissions.  Its findings from the research literature include that patient self-management seems to be beneficial.

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