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Huge increase in hospital activity should be “wake-up call,” says acute medicine leader

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 20 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5661
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Adult critical care admissions to English hospitals have increased by 22% since 2011-12, new figures show.1

A report from NHS Digital details the volume of inpatient, day case, and adult critical care activity in England in 2018-19, based on hospital episode statistics. It reveals the scale of the increase in hospital activity in England over the past decade.

The figures show 291 679 usable critical care records in …

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