Reducing acute care bed utilisation

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What are we doing as part of this piece of work?

For this project we analysed how acute care beds are being used in the NHS in England; which types of patients exert the greatest pressure on acute bed capacity and why length of stay continues to be important.

The final report is now available: Emergency bed use: What the numbers tell us

Why are we doing work in this area?

We aimed to produce an informative resource for the NHS to better understand how beds are currently used and how providers are doing on reducing length of stay. This work also signposted further information on reducing length of stay.