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Evaluating the impact of the dementia care in hospitals program (DCHP) on hospital-acquired complications: study protocol

Yates, Mark, Watts, Jennifer J, Bail, Kasia, Mohebbi, Mohammadreza, Macdermott, Sean, Jebramek, Jessica C and Brodaty, Henry 2018, Evaluating the impact of the dementia care in hospitals program (DCHP) on hospital-acquired complications: study protocol, International journal of environmental research and public health, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15091878.

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Title Evaluating the impact of the dementia care in hospitals program (DCHP) on hospital-acquired complications: study protocol
Author(s) Yates, MarkORCID iD for Yates, Mark orcid.org/0000-0001-5845-138X
Watts, Jennifer JORCID iD for Watts, Jennifer J orcid.org/0000-0001-8095-8638
Bail, Kasia
Mohebbi, MohammadrezaORCID iD for Mohebbi, Mohammadreza orcid.org/0000-0001-9713-7211
Macdermott, Sean
Jebramek, Jessica C
Brodaty, Henry
Journal name International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume number 15
Issue number 9
Article ID 1878
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2018
ISSN 1661-7827
1660-4601
Keyword(s) delirium and cognitive disorders
acute hospital
nursing
nonclinical staff dementia
education
cost and cost analysis
system redesign
Summary Despite the increasing number of older people, many with cognitive impairment (CI), in hospitals, there is yet to be an evaluation of hospital-wide interventions improving the management of those with CI. In hospitalized patients with CI, there are likely to be associations between increased complications that impact on outcomes, length of stay, and costs. This prospective study will evaluate the effectiveness of an established hospital CI support program on patient outcomes, patient quality of life, staff awareness of CI, and carer satisfaction. Using a stepped-wedge, continuous-recruitment method, the pre-intervention patient data will provide the control data for usual hospital care. The intervention, the Dementia Care in Hospitals Program, provides hospital-wide CI awareness and support education, and screening for all patients aged 65+, along with a bedside alert, the Cognitive Impairment Identifier. The primary outcome is a reduction in hospital-acquired complications: urinary tract infections, pressure injuries, pneumonia and delirium. Secondary outcome measures include cost effectiveness, patient quality of life, carer satisfaction, staff awareness of CI, and staff perceived impact of care. This large-sample study across four sites offers an opportunity for research evaluation of health service functioning at a whole-of-hospital level, which is important for sustainable change in hospital practice.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/ijerph15091878
Field of Research MD Multidisciplinary
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2018, the authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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