Efficiency through health & social care integration: delivering more sustainable health and care
This report finds that 45 per cent of decisions about patients’ care could be improved which could lead to efficiency savings for health and social care services. It finds that up to one in four people are admitted to hospital unnecessarily and could be looked after elsewhere if better use was made of services available to treat people closer to home. The report examined areas where integration of health and social care was working and found that fewer people needed to be looked after in residential care.
You can view the report here