Coordinate older age care around people, not services, says report

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 29 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i593
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

An independent commission has called for radical transformation in the way that urgent care is delivered to older people in England to ensure that it is tailored more sensitively to patients’ individual needs.

In a new report published on 28 January,1 the Commission on Improving Urgent Care for Older People set out eight key principles that it thinks the NHS and social care services should adopt to improve urgent care for older people and relieve the growing pressure …

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