Tag Archives: Hospital Accident and Emergency Departments

Hotly Debated Weekend Effect May Have Been A Statistical Mirage? (Journal of Health Services Research and Policy / BBC News / Lancet / BMJ)

Summary Research does not take place in a socio-political vacuum. The ongoing junior doctors’ dispute has supplied fertile ground for allegations of “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in the interpretation of the so-called “weekend effect”, and raises questions concerning the planned … Continue reading

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CEM Prescription for Acute and Emergency Care (College of Emergency Medicine)

Summary A recent policy paper from the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM), working with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons, proposes 13 recommendations to reduce the rising pressure on … Continue reading

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Doubts Expressed About Better Care Fund (BBC News)

Summary The £3.8bn Better Care Fund scheme which is planned to reduce hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home might be risky, unworkable and overly optimistic, some health researchers have warned. Full Text Link Reference Hospital admissions cut plan … Continue reading

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Preventable Attendees at Emergency Departments: Statistics Reconsidered (BBC News / CEM)

Summary It was previously understood that approximately 25% of patients attending A&E units could be re-directed to alternative centres of urgent care in the community. New research from the College of Emergency Medicine, based on a review of over 3,000 … Continue reading

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Avoidable Hospital Admissions Crisis (BBC News / NAO)

Summary Too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England take place according to the National Audit Office. There were 5.3 million such admissions during the last financial year, which represents a 47% rise over 15 years. Many of the individuals involved are frail elderly patients who … Continue reading

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Reflections on the NHS: Sixty-Fifth Year Anniversary Special (Nuffield Trust / Other Selected Commentaries)

Summary The NHS turns 65 today (July 5th 2013). To mark this milestone, the Nuffield Trust has published a compilation of 65 key commentators’ views reflecting on the state of the NHS and its future. These viewpoints – sometimes surprisingly … Continue reading

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Demand on Accident and Emergency Services Unsustainable? (BBC News)

Summary Levels of demand on NHS accident and emergency departments in England have been described as unsustainable by David Prior, the head of the Care Quality Commission. Mr Prior has suggested there is a need for a diversion of resources from hospital services towards greater investment … Continue reading

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