Delayed Transfers of Care

The chart shows the age split of delayed transfers of care. Participants can test their age split in the online toolkit. 80% of DTOCs were attributable to people age 65 and over in 2016/17. 

The Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC) project, introduced in the 2017/18 work programme, looks in detail at discharge processes within organisations and delayed transfers of care across the pathway. Benchmarks included in the project cover service models, activity and outcomes. The project also explores the workforce composition of discharge teams, and associated costs within organisations.

Relevant to all providers, the project covers DToCs from acute hospitals, community hospitals and mental health facilities.

Members can participate in this project and receive:

  • Access to the online benchmarking toolkit, allowing you to compare your service nationally across hundreds of metrics
  • A bespoke PDF report summarising key messages and metrics highlighting your organisation's position

2017/18 benchmarking project

This project collected 2016/17 data. Data collection for this project has now closed. The Benchmarking & Good Practice in Delayed Transfers of Care conference was held on 8th February, you can read more about the event here. The toolkit for this project is currently available via the members' area, with the reports being circulated in March 2018.

For queries about this project, please contact Lucy Trubacik.

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