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A multi-centre randomised trial to compare the effectiveness of geriatrician-led admission avoidance hospital at home versus inpatient admission.

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Background

There is concern that existing models of acute hospital care will become unworkable as the health service admits an increasing number of frail older people with complex health needs, and that there is inadequate evidence to guide the planning of acute hospital level services. We aim to evaluate whether geriatrician-led admission avoidance to hospital at home is an effective alternative to hospital admission.

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We are conducting a multi-site...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s13063-017-2214-y

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health; Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health; Population Health
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Trials Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
1
Pages:
491
Publication date:
2017-10-05
Acceptance date:
2017-09-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
Pubs id:
pubs:738675
URN:
uri:27233202-0c0d-4102-a85f-2f5307d72d2f
UUID:
uuid:27233202-0c0d-4102-a85f-2f5307d72d2f
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pubs:738675
Language:
English
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