Exclusive: Hidden epidemic 'dwarfing harm by hospital superbugs'

Elderly in man in bed with health worker tending to him

Source: Most people would like to remain at home in familiar surroundings to receive their care at the end

Harm done to NHS patients who deteriorate from spending too long in hospital has hit “epidemic” levels which “dwarf the damage done by hospital acquired infections”, a senior national adviser to the NHS has warned.

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