National Audit of Intermediate Care: summary report 2015. Assessing progress in services for older people aimed at maximising independence and reducing use of hospitals

Authors:
NHS BENCHMARKING NETWORK, et al
Publisher:
NHS Benchmarking Network
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
80
Place of publication:
Manchester

The National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC), now in its fourth year, provides an assessment of progress in community services aimed at maximising independence and reducing use of hospitals and care homes. The audit provides a comprehensive analysis of the models and performance of services that support, typically older, frail people with high levels of need and complex comorbidities, after leaving hospital or at risk of being sent to hospital or long term care. The audit looks at four service categories: crisis response, home based intermediate care, bed based intermediate care and re-ablement services. The key themes evident from NAIC 2015 are: effectiveness of intermediate care; service user experience; integration; demand and capacity; access to intermediate care services; workforce; mental health provision within intermediate care services; and intermediate care service user demographics and processes. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
intermediate care, community care, older people, complex needs, inspection, home care, reablement, prevention, independence;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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