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Letters Reducing hospital bed use

Increasing the frequency of consultant ward rounds reduces hospital bed use

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 14 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1037
  1. Hugh C Rayner, consultant nephrologist1
  1. 1Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK
  1. hughrayner{at}

The discussions about reducing use of hospital beds missed the opportunity to present evidence that the problem must be dealt with in hospitals, not the …

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