Review: Case management does not reduce unplanned hospital admissions compared with usual care in older persons Huntley AL, Thomas R, Mann M, et al. Is case management effective in reducing the risk of unplanned hospital admissions for older people? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Fam Pract. 2013;Jan 12 [Epub ahead of print]. Clinical impact ratings: F ★★★★★✩ ✩ G ★★★★★✩✩ Question Does case management (CM) reduce unplanned hospital admissions in older persons? Review scope Included studies evaluated community-initiated or hospital-initiated (in or on discharge from acute care hospitals or emergency departments) CM interventions in persons ≥ 65 years of age; were done in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development countries; and reported unplanned hospital admissions. Studies reporting a mix of hospital admissions were included if unplanned admissions could be separately identified. CM, based on the UK King’s Fund definition, was considered a collaborative process in the care of individual patients and included planning, coordinating, and reviewing care. Outcome was unplanned, emergency, or unscheduled hospital admission or readmission with an overnight stay. Review methods This review was done using the standards of Preferred Reportin
To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.