Having fewer hospital beds does not mean less health careBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7552.1229 (Published 25 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1229
- Lynn Eaton
The number of beds in NHS hospitals may be falling, but that doesn't mean the amount of health care provided has been reduced, argues the NHS Confederation in a briefing paper it issued this week.
The briefing from the confederation, which represents NHS trusts in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is the first in a series aiming to debunk some of the popular myths surrounding the most contentious issues in the NHS.
“We need to …