Improving hospital discharge and intermediate care for older people

Acute hospitals in England are under unbelievable pressure right now and winter is on its way. Even though we have a rapidly ageing population and an increasing number of people living with complex long-term conditions, frailty or dementia, we have lost hospital beds at pace over the past three decades.
— Professor David Oliver, Consultant in geriatrics and acute general medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust and visiting fellow at the King's Fund. (October 2015)

Professor David Oliver has made reference to the work of the National Audit of Intermediate Care and Older Peoples in acute setting benchmarking projects, facilitated by the NHS Benchmarking Network, in his latest article for the King's Fund.

To read the full article please go to: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2015/10/improving-hospital-discharge-and-intermediate-care-older-people

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