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Medical Crises in Older People

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados — 8/04/2015

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Medical Crises in Older People is a 5 year project funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) programme grant, hosted in the Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.


Goals Prevention:
Funding for detection programs , Creates healthy environments , Promotes adecuate understanding levels on the community about the importance of prevention , Focuses on social inequalities
Goals Detection:
Promotes early intervention through primary health care measures , Advances public education on the importance of early detection
Goals Treatment:
Strengthens cooperative local groups to provide integral services , It facilitates the management by processes , Emphasizes the care of pluri-pathological and fragile patients
Goals self-management:
Refocuses the health system to support self-management , Promotes patient involvement in planning services , Improving support services with an emphasis on peer support, the disabled and carers , Allows home care , Allows remote support to patients and their carers from health professionals

Project workstreams

The project comprises three workstreams, concerning the following groups of patients:

  1. frail older people discharged from acute medical units
  2. older people in acute hospitals with co-morbid mental health problems
  3. residents of care homes






School of Medicine University of Nottingham

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