The 'Big Five'. Hypothesis generation: a multidisciplinary intervention package reduces disease-specific hospitalisations from long-term care: a post hoc analysis of the ARCHUS cluster-randomised controlled trial

Martin Connolly, Joanna Broad, Michal Boyd, Xian Zhang, Ngaire Kerse, Susan Foster, Thomas Lumley, Noeline Whitehead

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Abstract

Long-term care (LTC) residents have higher hospitalisation rates than non-LTC residents. Rapid decline may follow hospitalisations, hence the importance of preventing unnecessary hospitalisations. Literature describes diagnosis-specific interventions (for cardiac failure, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, pneumonia-termed 'big five' diagnoses), impacting on hospitalisations of older community-dwellers, but few RCTs show reductions in acute admissions from LTC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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