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Hospital admissions reach record levels in England

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6052 (Published 10 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6052
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Hospital admissions in England rose to record levels last year and are now almost 30% higher than a decade ago, figures show.

Statistics published in a new report by NHS Digital showed 16.2 million admissions during 2015-16—up from 12.7 million in 2005-06.1 Over the same 10 year period the population as a whole has grown much more slowly, rising by 8% from 50.6 million to 54.8 million. …

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