The growing problem of patient re-admissions

by Chris Bate

In England there is a growing problem of patient re-admissions to hospital with preventable conditions.

Having risen by over 20% in the last decade, Emergency readmissions are something that needs to be addressed. With the NHS taking every means possible to reduce costs in the short, medium and long term, this is an issue that provides an unwanted backwards step. In 2017 it is understood that there were 185,000 people affected by preventable readmissions, such as pneumonia and pressure sores, that were not originally diagnosed or recognised. The belief is that better hospital care and home care could have made a big impact on this remarkably high number, which accounts for 8% of overall hospital stays.

This is by no way meant to be derogatory against the NHS, quite the opposite. Consider the lack of resources / limited staff numbers, hospitals constantly running at full capacity and the requirement for copious amounts of administration.

The synergy is not lost between patient re-admissions and the work we do here at RMG for our clients.

Doing something right in the first instance will save an incredible amount of time in the long run, it will also save you the pain and costly expense of having to redo it.

Like the old saying goes “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, how will you ever have time to do it over”.

By understanding, knowing, talking and listening to the people who thrive and excel in this continuously changing sector, we are RMG have the expertise to consistently deliver across a range of functional disciplines at all levels of seniority. Our ability to repeatedly deliver on challenging assignments, particularly where there are skill shortages, and as a result of the value we have added to their business, this has led to us building many partnerships of significant longevity and an enviable reputation for service delivery.

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