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dc.contributor.authorJayakody, A
dc.contributor.authorBryant, J
dc.contributor.authorCarey, M
dc.contributor.authorHobden, B
dc.contributor.authorDodd, N
dc.contributor.authorSanson-Fisher, R
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-15T02:57:51Z
dc.date.available2019-10-15T02:57:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1472-6963en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12913-016-1650-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388406
dc.description.abstractBackground: Rates of readmission to hospital within 30 days are highest amongst those with chronic diseases. Effective interventions to reduce unplanned readmissions are needed. Providing support to patients with chronic disease via telephone may help prevent unnecessary readmission. This systematic review aimed to determine the methodological quality and effectiveness of interventions utilising telephone follow up (TFU) alone or in combination with other components in reducing readmission within 30 days amongst patients with cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. Methods: A systematic search of MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library and EMBASE were conducted for articles published from database inception to 19th May 2015. Interventions which included TFU alone, or in combination with other components, amongst patients with chronic disease, reported 30 day readmission outcomes and met Effective Practice and Organisation of Care design criteria were included. The titles and abstracts of all identified articles were initially assessed for relevance and rejected on initial screening by one author. Full text articles were assessed against inclusion criteria by two authors with discrepancies resolved through discussion. Results: Ten studies were identified, of which five were effective in reducing readmissions within 30 days. Overall, the methodological quality of included studies was poor. All identified studies combined TFU with other intervention components. Interventions that were effective included three studies which provided TFU in addition to pre-discharge support; and two studies which provided TFU with both pre- and post-discharge support which included education, discharge planning, physical therapy and dietary consults, medication assessment, home visits and a resident curriculum. There was no evidence that TFU and telemedicine or TFU and post-discharge interventions was effective, however, only one to two studies examined each of these types of interventions. Conclusions: Evidence is inconclusive for the effectiveness of interventions utilising TFU alone or in combination with other components in reducing readmissions within 30 days in patients with chronic disease. High methodological quality studies examining the effectiveness of TFU in a standardised way are needed. There is also potential importance in focusing interventions on enhancing provider skills in patient education, transitional care and conducting TFU.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom403: 1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto403: 9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMC Health Services Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLibrary and Information Studiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0807en_US
dc.subject.keywordsChronic diseaseen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPatient readmissionen_US
dc.subject.keywordsTelephone follow upen_US
dc.titleEffectiveness of interventions utilising telephone follow up in reducing hospital readmission within 30 days for individuals with chronic disease: A systematic reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJayakody, A; Bryant, J; Carey, M; Hobden, B; Dodd, N; Sanson-Fisher, R, Effectiveness of interventions utilising telephone follow up in reducing hospital readmission within 30 days for individuals with chronic disease: A systematic review, BMC Health Services Research, 2016, 16 (1), pp. 403: 1-403: 9en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-10
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2019-10-15T01:54:27Z
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