Speculative Diversion: Patient Flow in Hospitals (Nuffield Trust)

Summary

The hospital performance target requiring that 95% of patients attending A&E should be admitted or discharged / transferred within 4 hours is increasingly missed in England. The following Nuffield Trust briefing proposes this is due to limited capacity to move patients into hospital wards.

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Reference

Karakusevic, S. (2016). Understanding patient flow in hospitals. London: Nuffield Trust, October 2016.

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