Few people can be immune to the fact that acute hospitals are heading towards a crisis. Firstly, too many people are coming through the door, with emergency admissions rising by more than a third in the past decade. Then there is the challenge of providing appropriate care within increasingly squeezed resources, and achieving timely discharge as hospital staff work to ensure adequate support and follow-on care. As hospitals try to do more for less, the risk is that quality of care suffers.
Publication: The Guardian
Reference: Tuesday 4 February 2014