QualityWatch: Hospital admissions from care homes

Hospital admissions from care homes

It is estimated that around 325,000 older people live in care homes in England, representing around 4% of the population aged 65 and over. With the number of older people in the UK projected to double in the next 20 years, understanding the quality of care being delivered to care home residents will be of increasing importance to policy makers, commissioners and providers.

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Hospital admissions from care homes - report

Our analysis explores how care home residents use hospital services, and how this information could prompt improvement in the way care is provided.

Blog
Paul Smith, Senior Research Analyst, Nuffield Trust
Lead researcher Paul Smith discusses the research findings and their implications for monitoring care quality.
Blog
Matthew Batchelor - care homes blog
When care home resident Alan fell ill he was admitted to hospital twice in two weeks. Matthew Batchelor tells his story.
Infographic

We highlight some key charts and statistics from our research into care home residents' use of hospital services.