Rising emergency admissions disrupt NHS

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 19 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1322
  1. C Court

    Emergency admissions to NHS hospitals have been rising by between 7% and 13% on average during 1993-4, according to the National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts. The association, which will be raising the matter with the health secretary, says: “This is disrupting the contractual system, distorting priorities by causing a shift in resources to pay for the increase, and making it difficult for both purchasers and NHS trusts to plan for the future with …

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