Call for outcome focus as DToC pressure reduces

By Dan Peters | 08 March 2019

Health and social care systems should increase their focus on outcomes for individuals as Whitehall softens its threats around delayed transfer of care (DToC) figures, a report today has suggested.

The call for systems to ensure they are reviewing their long-term discharge decisions comes after a report by consultancy Newton, commissioned by the national partners of the Integration and Better Care Fund, carried out deep-dives of 14 systems that had recorded poor DToC figures.

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