Evercare failing to reduce admissions

    The government’s strategy for people with long-term conditions
    will do little to reduce emergency hospital admissions, according
    to Department of Health research.

    An interim study of the Evercare programme, which provides the
    model for the strategy, finds it is unlikely to cut emergency
    hospital admissions for older people by more than 1 per cent in its
    10 pilot areas.

    Researcher Martin Roland said: “The same may apply to other case
    management programmes, including the policy on long-term
    conditions.”

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