Geriatric patients in an acute medical ward.Br Med J 1975; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5996.568 (Published 06 December 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;4:568
- C McArdle,
- J C Wylie,
- W D Alexander
During a nine-month study 160 out of 482 bed-weeks in an acute medical ward were accounted for by 11 patients who no longer needed to be there. This was unsatisfactory both for the 11 patients concerned and for those patients requiring admission for whom the beds were blocked.