Underfunded adult social care is increasing the strain on emergency departments, MPs warn

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 03 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5914
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

The government needs to boost funding for adult social care to reduce the pressure on emergency departments this winter, MPs on the House of Commons Health Committee have said in a report on winter planning in accident and emergency departments.1 Unless the shortfall in social care provision is tackled, people will continue to face avoidable admission and delayed discharge from hospital, they …

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