This research paper looks at the effect of a twelve-month individually tailored multifactorial, interdisciplinary intervention targeting frailty, compared with usual care. The intervention reduced phenotypically defined frailty (weakness, slowness, and low energy expenditure) and improved mobility.
Care homes' use of medicines study: prevalence, causes and potential harm of medication errors in care homes for older people
This important, large study of care home residents identified a high incidence of medication errors in care home residents and explores underlying reasons and potential solutions for these.
This paper by Caroline Lecko looks at the scale of avoidable harm associated with the provision of nutrition and hydration, the relationship with patient safety and lessons from the Francis report.
A systematic review of interventions to enhance the healing of chronic ulcers of the foot in diabetes
This paper, published in 2012 in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, summarises the treatment options for diabetic foot ulcers following a systematic review of the literature.
These Nutrition Society conference symposium proceedings, delivered jointly with the British Dietetic Association, examine factors which create barriers to the provision of good nutritional care in frail older people.