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Learning disabilities DES 'reduces avoidable hospital admissions'

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This is at variance with my experience, which is to say DES work of this sort - identifying at risk groups etc - does nothing but add more paper for ticking to my in-tray. A rolling audit in our practice has shown that for the last 3 years our admissions have gone up by about 6-7% a year across all age groups and demographics regardless of any DES work we sign up to. Why? Because the conversion rate from "a&e attendance" to "acute admission" has gone up from 1 in 4.3 to 1 in 2.7 across the same period. This appears from our SPSS analysis to be the only variable that has change significantly. Go figure.

Posted date

04 Jul 2016

Posted time

5:41pm

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