A million days lost to bed-blockers in UK

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Bed blocking in NHS hospitals got worse last year and was responsible for an estimated million lost hospital days, according to a recent survey reported in the Telegraph. There is still obviously huge scope for telehealth/telecare providers to effect cost reductions, despite the possibility that the Preventative Technology Grant could have been used for the past two years to help tackle this problem.

Hmm… did I hear someone suggest that perhaps we should have a national study to see if telehealth technologies can demonstrate a positive effect on the whole health and social care system?

Telegraph article: A million days lost to bed-blockers.