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Effective methods for reducing unplanned hospital admissions

9 July 2012

Study identifies the most effective methods for reducing unplanned hospital admissions

Unplanned admissions make up approximately 40 per cent of hospital admissions in England and can increase problems for health services as they are costly, disruptive, and lengthen waiting lists.

New NIHR funded research, led by academics from the the Centre for Academic Primary Care with colleagues from Cardiff University and NHS Bristol and published today, has evaluated several key interventions aimed at reducing unplanned admissions and identified those which are most effective.

Intervention to reduce unplanned hospital admissions final report (PDF, 1,724kB).


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