25 November 2009

Dementia care in hospitals

Poor dementia care in hospitals costing lives and hundreds of millions
Alzheimer’s Society UK: 17 November 2009
People with dementia are staying far longer in hospital than people without the condition who go in for the same treatment at a cost of hundreds of millions of pounds to the NHS.
Based on research involving 2,400 people, Counting the Cost: caring for people with dementia on hospital wards reveals large, costly variations in the quality of care for people with dementia. … > full press release : BBC News story : Review by NHS Knowledge Service

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