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Rethinking medical ward quality

Abstract:
Medical wards deliver the majority of acute inpatient care in health systems worldwide. This care is expensive, costing the NHS around £5bn (€5.5bn; $6.2bn) a year, a quarter of its inpatient expenditure. Improving the performance of medical wards is an international priority, not only because of the scale of care that they deliver. Their core workload—treating complex, increasingly frail patients in a time pressurised setting—represents the broader challenges facing healthcare. Yet major gaps remain in our understanding of how wards perform.
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1136/bmj.i5417

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Journal website
Volume:
355
Pages:
i5417
Publication date:
2016-10-18
Acceptance date:
2016-10-04
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8146
Pmid:
27756729
Source identifiers:
654893
Language:
English
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pubs:654893
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uuid:98665558-6f57-45cd-90e5-c53ade0e62fc
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pubs:654893
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2017-06-02

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