Title
Interventions to reduce unplanned hospital admission: A systematic review

Value
£85,934

Funder
NIHR SDO

Investigators
S Purdy, P Brindle, H England, S Paranjothy, D Hyws, G Elwyn

Co-Investigators
Profesor Alun Preece (COMSC at CU) Dr Allison Cooper (OPAN)

Type of study
Secondary Research - Systematic review

Summary
This research study evaluated several key interventions aimed at reducing unplanned admissions and identified those which are most effective. It found that unplanned admissions make up approximately 40% of hospital admissions in England and can increase problems for health services as they are costly, disruptive, and lengthen waiting lists.

Group role / contribution
WSPCR supported

Start date
September 2010

End date
March 2012