Royal College of Occupational Therapists Report: Reducing the pressure on hospitals – A report on the value of occupational therapy in England

Based on service examples collected over a 12-month period, this report focuses on the value that occupational therapists are bringing to improve patient outcomes and maintain the flow of patients in and out of hospital. Investing in occupational therapy has the potential to improve care quality without increasing overall hospital spending. A further report will be published in Spring 2017 demonstrating the contribution occupational therapists make to bridging the gap between health and social care, another vital element that will reduce demand on primary and social care services and the system as a whole.

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