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Almost three million hospital bed days have been lost through social care cuts, charity warns

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1591 (Published 16 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1591
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Almost three million hospital bed days were lost from June 2010 to January 2016 because of a lack of social care provision for people being discharged from hospital, a report from the charity Age UK has found.

The report,1 published to coincide with the chancellor’s annual budget announcement, estimated that 2 998 273 bed days were …

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