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This article describes what policies would improve the care in UK emergency departments. This includes increasing capacity in hospital, improving social care, increasing the clinical workforce, using metrics that matter and evaluating interventions properly.

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Emergency care in the UK is under significant pressure and this is harming patients. Recent initiatives have not improved long waits or crowding in emergency departments. This is rightly seen as a priority by both the public and politicians


The problems in emergency care can be fixed with the right policies.

adrian boyle
cambridge university hospitals foundation trust

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This page is a summary of: Resuscitate, not palliate, emergency care, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, November 2023, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/hmed.2023.0382.
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