Inquiry ordered into transfer of the frail elderlyBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7132.645l (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:645
- John Warden
- parliamentary correspondent, BMJ
The transfer of frail elderly patients between hospitals and care homes in England may be stopped or severely restricted if the results of an investigation ordered by the health secretary, Frank Dobson, support his impression that too many old people die as a result of being moved.
Mr Dobson told the Commons select committee on administration, which monitors the work of the health …