Thursday, 24 September 2015

Monitor Report A&E delays: Why did patients wait longer last winter?

Trusts in the UK fell short of the four-hour emergency care standard last winter. The report's main finding was that this fell sharply in the third quarter of 2014/2015 as hospitals were too full. Inpatient wards were full, meaning it was difficult to find beds for patients admitted through A&E which in turn meant it was harder to discharge people which meant that the bottleneck effect between A&E and inpatient wards was a huge factor contributing to struggling to meet this four-hour standard.

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