1. Lessons from last year's A&E winter crisis

    10 Dec 2015
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    As winter fast approaches, Sasha Karakusevic and Mark Dayan take a closer look at where the £700 million was spent sorting out last year's winter pressures in the A&E. Although much of that money was put into additional hospital beds and staff, they argue for a more strategic approach this year, given that just 3.6% of patients account for 37% of time in NHS beds.

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  2. What’s behind the drop in A&E performance?

    9 Jan 2015
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    Earlier this week there was a sense of panic in the air as a number of hospitals declared ‘major incidents’ and missed their waiting time targets. It’s a response somewhat out of proportion to the scale of the problem – while performance is among the worst it has been in the last decade, it’s still high by international and longer-term historical standards.

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