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Cost of dementia emergency admissions revealed

14th December 2011

A new study has shown a 12% growth over five years in the number of people with dementia admitted to hospital as an emergency.

And now, the report by the Alzheimer’s Society and consultancy MHP Health Mandate calls for “urgent action” to improve commissioning of dementia services, arguing that this would keep people out of hospital, improve care and reduce cost. Figures show between 2006-07 and 2010-11 the number of dementia sufferers admitted each year as an emergency rose by 2,000 – costing an estimated £2.8m.

 

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