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Almost 1.5m emergency hospital admissions could have been avoided last year

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k2542 (Published 07 June 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k2542
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London, UK

Almost 1.5 million emergency admissions to hospitals could have been averted last year if the NHS had invested in better preventive care outside hospital, says a report from MPs.1

There were 5.8 million emergency admissions in England during 2016-17, of which 24% might have been avoided if people had had more effective community healthcare and case management to stop them becoming so unwell that they needed emergency hospital care, said House of Commons Public …

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