There has been a sustained growth in demand for hospital services, which has been accommodated despite a decline in bed numbers.
Further ways of managing demand for secondary care include condition-specific waiting lists, medical assessment units, use of protocols, and a single point of access to non-hospital alternatives.
Once patients are in hospital protocols can help limit their stay, but the biggest impact will come from discharging patients to other forms of care.
We need a new currency for secondary care, couched in terms of what needs to be done, rather than where it is done.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Planning gestion, Hospitalisation, Aspect politique, Critère sélection, Diagnostic, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Organisation santé, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Management planning, Hospitalization, Political aspect, Selection criterion, Diagnosis, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Public health organization, Health policy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0353552
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 27/11/1998.