Long-term solution call after mortality study

By Mark Conrad | 03 October 2017

Social care directors have urged ministers to finance a long-term solution to delayed discharges after a damning study linked the issue to increased mortality rates.

A report published today in the British Medical Journal found that the increased prevalence of patients experiencing a delay in discharge from hospital in 2015 was associated with a rise in mortality.

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