Majority of A&E visitors could be wasting time, figures suggest

Majority of A&E visitors could be wasting time, figures suggest
 

Figures have suggested that almost 60 per cent of patients turning up to A&E by themselves could be wasting time.
Statistics published by Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUH) suggest that during a four week period, among a selection of patients who turned up to the emergency department by themselves, the majority were either sent home or referred to a non-emergency medical centre.
It comes after months of efforts made by the trust to encourage visitors to A&E not to visit unless it was an absolute emergency.
The figures were published in an NUH board report, handed to its... read more

 
1 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 34
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