NHS Scotland delayed discharges holding steady despite massive increase in demand

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland delayed discharges holding steady despite massive increase in demand

  Despite massive ongoing increases in demand for inpatient appointments requiring beds, and subsequent social care arrangements, NHS Scotland has been able to keep the use of beds due to delayed discharges relatively static with inevitable increases at manageable levels. There was an 8% increase on the September 2017 figure, in September 2018. The increase in demand for inpatient appointments rose 11.9% in the same period and had risen 34.9% in three years. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Health-and-Social-Community-Care/Publications/2018-11-06/2018-11-06-DelayedDischarges-Summary.pdf?80590456725  

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland delayed discharges holding steady despite massive increase in demand