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Evidence summary BITE 12 - Reducing emergency and elective admissions

Who needs to know?

Primary Care teams.

What have we found?

  • 35% increase in emergency admissions and a 28% increase in non-emergency admissions to hospital 1999 – 2010.

  • Emergency and elective admissions to hospital increase in association with a patient’s ability to see their own doctor.

  • 1% increase in the number of people able to see their own doctor associated with a reduction of 7.6 elective admissions per practice.