Rising emergency admissions

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1574b (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1574
  1. John Weil,
  2. Michael Langman
  1. Senior registrar Department of Public Health, North Birmingham Health Authority, Birmingham B16 9SA
  2. Dean Medical School, Birmingham University, Birmingham B15 2TJ

    EDITOR,--The King's Fund and NHS Trust Federation's recent report on the rise in emergency medical admissions over the past three years rightly rejects demographic change as an explanation for short term variation in such admissions.1 The current upsurge in admissions, however, is occurring against the background of a gradual long term increase, which could well be …

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