Emergency bed use: what the numbers tell us

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.

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