PP12 An evaluation of the role of SCAS in the attendance to call-outs and the transport to hospital of older people with dementia.
The research literature suggests that older people with cognitive impairment/dementia experience longer stays, or die, in hospital. It is unclear whether factors such as call time or availability of social care impact conveyance rates. The aim of this study was to explore the impact of out-of-hours call-outs and social care provision on ambulance conveyance rates for people aged ≥75 years, including patients with dementia.
|Effective start/end date||1/06/18 → 1/06/19|
- University of Portsmouth (lead)
- South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust