Case Number 3594
Request Date 20/04/2014
Completion Date 02/07/2014

 

Details of the Request

For the purposes of our study we would like to ideally gather the following data:

  • NUMBER of readmissions your hospital/trust incurs in a year, and of that number, how many are dementia patients and how many readmissions are dementia related
     
  • We would also like to ascertain the most common REASONS as to why dementia patients are readmitted
     
  • Any dementia related COSTS incurred by your hospital (readmission related or otherwise)
     
  • CO-MORBIDITIES that your dementia patients suffer from

Ideally we would like to analyse data for the past 5 years but anything related to the aforementioned point would be extremely helpful.

 

Details of the Response

1. NUMBER of readmissions your hospital/trust incurs in a year, and of that number, how many are dementia patients and how many readmissions are dementia related

For the year April 2013 – March 2014:

No of readmissions in a year No of readmissions which are dementia related
4605 18

 

2. We would also like to ascertain the most common REASONS as to why dementia patients are readmitted

The most common reasons by dementia patients are readmitted are: falls, aspiration, confusion and UTI

 

3. Any dementia related COSTS incurred by your hospital (readmission related or otherwise)

The Trust pays for the drugs and gets fined if there is a certain percentage of readmissions over 30 days

 

4. CO-MORBIDITIES that your dementia patients suffer from

The co-morbidities suffered by dementia patients are: dysphasia, Aspiration Pneumonia, recurrent falls, vascular dementia, swallowing, incontinence.