Delayed discharges from Scottish hospitals FALL by more than 4% despite massive increase in demand throughout 2018

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In November 2018, the average number of beds occupied per day due to delayed discharges was 1,464. In October, the daily average was 1,526. This reduction represents an improvement of 4.06%.

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http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2018/nr_181025_nhs_overview.pdf

Despite massive ongoing increases in demand (see above) throughout 2018, for inpatient appointments requiring beds, and subsequent social care arrangements, NHS Scotland has been able to reduce the use of beds due to delayed discharges.

Note: BBC Reporting Scotland editorial guidelines were used in the above selection and description of percentage changes.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Health-and-Social-Community-Care/Publications/2019-01-15/2019-01-15-DelayedDischarges-Summary.pdf?44175356627

 

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