Avoidable Emergency Admissions Increasing: State of Care (CQC)

Summary

The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC)’s “State of Care” annual report covers the rising pressure on accident and emergency (A&E) services arising from increasing admissions to hospital for avoidable conditions. An increasing number of older people, in particular, are being admitted with avoidable conditions.

This broad-ranging report also presents the findings from over 35,000 inspections of health and social care services in 2012/13.

There is a dedicated Dementia Thematic Review (Annex 3).

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State of Care report shows ‘avoidable’ emergency admissions are increasing. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), November 2013.

The main report:

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The state of health care and adult social care in England in 2012/13. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), November 2013.

Related CQC documents (Annexes 1-4):

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State of Care 2012/13. The state of health care and adult social care in England. Technical Annex 1: Avoidable admissions. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), November 2013.

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State of Care 2012/13. The state of health care and adult social care in England. Technical Annex 2: Adult social care funding data collection. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), November 2013.

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State of Care 2012/13. The state of health care and adult social care in England. Technical Annex 3: Dementia thematic review. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), November 2013.

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State of Care 2012/13. The state of health care and adult social care in England. Technical Annex 4: Adult social care statistical analysis. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), November 2013.

Repeat Non-Emergency Attendees at Emergency Departments (BBC News)

Some patients visit A&E units in the UK with disproportionate frequency; a minority attending more than 50 times per year. A BBC investigation based on data from 183 sites, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, has revealed that around 12,000 people visited the same unit over 10 times in 2012-13; accounting for over 200,000 visits. A small minority attended A&E more than 50 times a year.

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Reference

Triggle, N. (2014). Some patients visiting A&E 50 times a year. London: BBC Health News, January 7th 2014.

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