Table 5

National crude rates of emergency hospital use for care home residents aged 65 or over across England

Residential care homesNursing homes
Total number of residents in England*66 23681 491
Person-years of follow-up45 63948 758
Crude rates (number per person per year) for outcomes
Potentially avoidable emergency admissions0.390.36
Emergency admissions1.040.87
A&E attendances1.441.10
  • *Residents aged 65 or over moving to care homes caring for older people during the period mid-January 2015 to mid-January 2017 in England. The same inclusion/exclusion criteria were applied as in the main analysis.

  • A&E, Accident & Emergency.