Delayed discharges and hospital type

The Centre for Health Economics has published Delayed discharges and hospital type: evidence from the English NHS (Research paper 133).

This report investigates how delayed discharges vary by hospital type and the extent to which such differences can be explained by demography, casemix, the availability of long-term care and hospital governance.  It finds that a greater local supply of long-term care (care home beds) is associated with fewer delays. Hospitals which are Foundation Trusts have fewer delayed discharges whereas mental health trusts have more delayed discharges than acute trusts but a smaller proportion of them are attributed to the NHS.

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