This King’s Fund briefing examines whether reducing the use of hospital beds for emergency admissions could help the NHS as it needs to find £20 billion in productivity improvements by 2015 to avoid reducing quality and making significant cuts to services.
The briefing examines:
- why we need to understand more about bed use for emergency admissions
- what progress has been made in reducing bed use
- how reducing bed use can lead to improved quality of care and patient experience, and
- what the next steps should be.