Publications Independent research and analysis on health and social care Search Apply Listing Content Type Viewing: All publications All publications Reports Articles Evidence and consultations Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page Topics Health and care services Adult social care Community services (-) Emergency care General practice (-) Hospital care Long-term conditions Maternity services Mental health New models of care Public health Leadership, systems and organisations Accountable care Clinical commissioning groups Health and wellbeing boards Integrated care Local service design Quality improvement System leadership Voluntary and community sector Workforce and skills Patients, people and society Children and young people Health inequalities Older people Patient experience Patient involvement Patient safety Public opinion Policy, finance and performance Access to care Commissioning and contracting Governance and regulation Health and Social Care Act 2012 NHS finances Performance Productivity Social care finances Year 2001 2002 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (-) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2019 Article If we want to save more lives, general hospitals must close The current system, dominated by the general hospital, is outmoded. But are politicians brave enough to dismantle some of those shells? Report Older people and emergency bed use: Exploring variation This paper explores factors that might be driving the significant variation in use of hospital beds by patients over 65 admitted as an emergency. Evidence and consultation Data briefing: Emergency hospital admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions: Identifying the potential for reductions Our data briefing looks at patterns of admissions for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions and assesses how emergency admissions could be reduced. Report Continuity of care for older hospital patients: A call for action This paper focuses on those aged 70 years and older with multiple health problems and explores how continuity of care affects them and the people closest to them. Subscribe to our Weekly Update newsletterBlog: Comment and analysis on the key issues in health and social care All blog posts from The King's Fund. Search our database of health and care policy literatureHealth and care explained: How does the health and care system work? How is it changing?This selection of content aims to make sense of the health and care system – including videos, articles, illustrated summaries and more.