Letters Funding care for older people

Government guidance caused rise in long term care spending

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4613 (Published 24 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4613
  1. Nigel Dudley, consultant in elderly medicine1
  1. 1St James’s University Hospital, Leeds LS9 7TF
  1. nigel.dudley{at}leedsth.nhs.uk

    The Audit Commission’s 2008 report on fair access to care services (FACS) noted that with the tightening of FACS bands “there is no directly observable impact from a council’s choice of FACS policy on emergency admissions to or delayed discharges from hospital.”1 Thus it …

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