Priority 20 from the Multiple Conditions in Later Life PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Is there a correlation between poor outcomes in older people with multiple conditions and inadequate levels of care received by them? (JLA PSP Priority 20)
Overall ranking 20
JLA question ID 0064/20
Explanatory note This question arose from health and social care professionals that were concerned that budget cuts had caused a decrease in the quality and quantity of health and social care provision to older people with multiple health conditions. They wondered if this was having a deleterious impact upon health outcomes of older people

None identified that applied directly to all conditions in the over 85s

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples 'Whether a lack of appropriate support/cuts to care budgets contributes to patients falling?' Health and social care professional. 'Effect of social care cuts to budget and impacts of this on early death due to lack of support or admission to a care home setting when previsously they might have stayed at home.' Health and social care professional.
Submitted by Health and social care professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0064
PSP name Multiple Conditions in Later Life
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 24 April 2018