Letters Reducing emergency admissions

Funding of emergency admissions is nonsensical

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6906 (Published 17 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6906
  1. David Levine, retired consultant physician1
  1. 1Sennen TR19 7AX, UK
  1. dflreens{at}hotmail.com

Roland and Abel’s paper brings much needed rigour to the discussion of emergency admissions.1 One confounding factor not discussed is the nonsensical way that emergency admissions are funded. Since 2010 providers have been paid a marginal rate set at 30% for increases in emergency activity. In simple …

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