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Best Use of Beds

Best Use of Beds BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 20 MARCH 1971 BOOK REVIEWS medical attention whatever until a follow-up improve the quality of their work by appointment, itself u3ually unnecessary, specialist stimulus and example. He supports The Demand for Hospital Care. In- because hospital staff do not realize that his case by an analysis of the work of five patient Care: Alternatives and Delays. I. S. efficient medical and nursing services are such hospitals near Oxford. They admitted Loudon, B.M. (Pp. 94; 75p.) United Oxford available in the community. Surgical patients 2,750 patients in 1969, nearly all direct from Hospitals. 1970. often stay merely because shortage of home. 1,200 of them, he estimates, would operating theatres and surgical staff would have occupied Radcliffe beds at twice the of at the leave their beds empty if they were cost had these hospitals not existed. This survey inpatient bed-usage Radcliffe Infirmary is about wasted skills discharged. These figures suggest that it is folly to and resources. Many patients-no fewer than Dr. Loudon offers suggestions for increas- pull down cottage hospitals because their a third of those in the medical and surgical ing efficiency. One is to make the outpatient original raison d'etre no longer exists. They http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Medical Journal British Medical Journal

Best Use of Beds

British Medical Journal , Volume 1 (5750) – Mar 20, 1971

Best Use of Beds

British Medical Journal , Volume 1 (5750) – Mar 20, 1971

Abstract

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 20 MARCH 1971 BOOK REVIEWS medical attention whatever until a follow-up improve the quality of their work by appointment, itself u3ually unnecessary, specialist stimulus and example. He supports The Demand for Hospital Care. In- because hospital staff do not realize that his case by an analysis of the work of five patient Care: Alternatives and Delays. I. S. efficient medical and nursing services are such hospitals near Oxford. They admitted Loudon, B.M. (Pp. 94; 75p.) United Oxford available in the community. Surgical patients 2,750 patients in 1969, nearly all direct from Hospitals. 1970. often stay merely because shortage of home. 1,200 of them, he estimates, would operating theatres and surgical staff would have occupied Radcliffe beds at twice the of at the leave their beds empty if they were cost had these hospitals not existed. This survey inpatient bed-usage Radcliffe Infirmary is about wasted skills discharged. These figures suggest that it is folly to and resources. Many patients-no fewer than Dr. Loudon offers suggestions for increas- pull down cottage hospitals because their a third of those in the medical and surgical ing efficiency. One is to make the outpatient original raison d'etre no longer exists. They

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Publisher
British Medical Journal
ISSN
0007-1447
eISSN
1468-5833
DOI
10.1136/bmj.1.5750.677
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Abstract

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 20 MARCH 1971 BOOK REVIEWS medical attention whatever until a follow-up improve the quality of their work by appointment, itself u3ually unnecessary, specialist stimulus and example. He supports The Demand for Hospital Care. In- because hospital staff do not realize that his case by an analysis of the work of five patient Care: Alternatives and Delays. I. S. efficient medical and nursing services are such hospitals near Oxford. They admitted Loudon, B.M. (Pp. 94; 75p.) United Oxford available in the community. Surgical patients 2,750 patients in 1969, nearly all direct from Hospitals. 1970. often stay merely because shortage of home. 1,200 of them, he estimates, would operating theatres and surgical staff would have occupied Radcliffe beds at twice the of at the leave their beds empty if they were cost had these hospitals not existed. This survey inpatient bed-usage Radcliffe Infirmary is about wasted skills discharged. These figures suggest that it is folly to and resources. Many patients-no fewer than Dr. Loudon offers suggestions for increas- pull down cottage hospitals because their a third of those in the medical and surgical ing efficiency. One is to make the outpatient original raison d'etre no longer exists. They

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British Medical JournalBritish Medical Journal

Published: Mar 20, 1971

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