Tag Archives: Hospital Beds

Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2013 (Dr Foster)

Summary The 2013 Dr Foster Hospital Guide has four special themes: Whether financial austerity is changing how money is spent on hospital treatments. The impact of drug and alcohol problems on patients and hospitals. The quality of care at weekends … Continue reading

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Impact of Delayed Transfers on Hospital Discharges (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary Figures from NHS England indicate the number of hospital bed days lost because of delayed discharges during October 2013 was 78,424; up nearly 8,000 on last year. This represents the highest number of bed days lost due to delayed transfers of care since … Continue reading

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Government Response to House of Commons Health Select Committee Report into Urgent and Emergency Services (Department of Health)

Summary The government has responded to the House of Commons Health Select Committee (HSC) report into urgent and emergency services (including A&E). “The government agrees with many of the Committee’s recommendations. The response outlines how the health system is responding … Continue reading

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Ten Priorities “Prescription” for Urgent and Emergency Care (RCP / House of Commons Health Select Committee / Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary Challenges faced by urgent and emergency care services include: Rising demand and an ageing population. Lack of comprehensive, effective alternatives to hospital admission seven-days a week. Complex discharge issues. Handover and patient flow. Recruitment into emergency and acute medicine. … Continue reading

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Emergency Services and Emergency Care: NHS Needs to Simplify Urgent Care (BBC News)

Summary A review of emergency services and emergency care, led by NHS medical director Sir Bruce Keogh, has recommended that the NHS in England needs a simpler and more coordinated system of round-the-clock urgent and emergency care. The review has identified that many patients … Continue reading

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Hospital Hotels: Patient Hotels to Ease Strain on Hospital Wards? (BBC News)

Summary It is estimated that 30,000 patients each year are kept in hospital despite being well enough to be discharged, particularly elderly patients waiting for a place in a nursing home and people with dementia. Based on figures from 2010, … Continue reading

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NHS Facts and Figures: Interactive Charts on Performance and Funding (Nuffield Trust)

Summary The Nuffield Trust has produced charts on NHS performance and funding, using publicly available data. “This series of interactive charts illustrates key data on health care spending, hospital activity, performance, prescribing, and NHS staffing and other resources, for England … Continue reading

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European Health at a Glance: 2012 (OECD)

Summary This Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report includes key indicators, from across 35 European countries, which summarise health status, determinants of health, health care resources and activities, quality of care, health expenditure and financing. The indicators selected … Continue reading

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Full-to-Bursting Hospitals Pose Potential Dangers (BBC News / Dr Foster / NHS Choices)

Summary The latest Dr Foster Hospital Guide for 2012 indicates that most hospitals in England are “full to bursting”, resulting in potentially dangerous environments for patients. It has been estimated that hospitals should run optimally at around 80-85% capacity to allow room to cope … Continue reading

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Further NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Stroke / King’s Fund)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service periodically produces “masterclass” critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care topics appearing in the news. Here are two of these: Yoga-Based Rehabilitation After Stroke Full Text Link (a) Reference Yoga “can … Continue reading

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