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Could the rise in mortality rates since 2015 be explained by changes in the number of delayed discharges of NHS patients

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Background: 2015 saw the largest annual spike in mortality rates in in England in almost 50 years. We examine whether these changes in mortality rates are associated with an indicator of poor functioning of health and social care – delay in hospital discharges.

Methods: ONS monthly data of death counts and mortality rates for the period August 2010- March 2016 were compared to delays in discharges from NHS England data on transfers of care for acute and non-acute patients for Engl...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/jech-2017-209403

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University of Oxford
Department:
St Peters College
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BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
11
Pages:
1068-1071
Publication date:
2017-10-16
Acceptance date:
2017-08-25
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EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
Pubs id:
pubs:724275
URN:
uri:5e4daa9c-d0e8-4b84-8226-34456251e7cf
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uuid:5e4daa9c-d0e8-4b84-8226-34456251e7cf
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pubs:724275

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