Health Service Journal
31 May 2007
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Delayed discharge can be caused when clinically well patients refuse to go home. In such circumstances, what is the legal position for trusts faced with coercing patients to leave? Ian Long explains
At one trust in Kent, the private sector is proving to be an essential resource in a complicated delivery mix..Colette Donnelly explains
Traditional efforts to improve efficiency and reduce waste in the NHS have focused on redesigning disease- or condition-based pathways. While this approach reaps the rewards of improved flow and quality of care, improvements are often on a micro scale and do little to attract investment into service improvement at a greater level.