Older people and emergency bed use Exploring variation

@inproceedings{Imison2012OlderPA,
  title={Older people and emergency bed use Exploring variation},
  author={Candace Imison and Emmi Poteliakhoff and James V. Thompson},
  year={2012}
}
Key messages n There is significant variation in the use of hospital beds by people over 65 admitted as an emergency. This results, in almost equal part, from variation in rate of admission and variation in length of stay. However, for the areas in our study with the highest and lowest rates of bed use, rate of admission is the dominant driver. n The potential reductions in emergency bed use by patients over 65 are considerable; if all primary care trusts (PCTs) achieved the rate of admission… CONTINUE READING

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