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BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:412

Lords delay fines for bed blocking: Members of the House of Lords voted this week to delay government plans to fine local authorities that fail to find places for elderly patients who are ready to leave hospital. Tories and Liberal Democrats joined forces to ensure that the Community Care (Delayed Discharges) Bill would not come into …

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