Hospital bed utilisation in the NHS and Kaiser Permanente

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7439.583 (Published 04 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:583

Do not throw the baby out with the bath water

  1. P Badrinath, specialist registrar in public health (p.badrinath@southend-pct.nhs.uk)
  1. Southend Primary Care Trust, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6HE

    EDITOR—The NHS is a learning organisation, and the secretary of state for health recently warned the critics opposed to learning from other healthcare systems.1 Ham et al have been criticised for not presenting evidence for the conclusion that Kaiser's better bed utilisation is due to integration of care, active management, use of intermediate and self care, and leadership.2 …

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