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Hospital Beds

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bed days were occupied by patients with long-term conditions in each year since 1997-98. (123148)

Information on the number of hospital bed days occupied by patients with long-term conditions is not collected.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department has taken to identify and promote best practice on the management of hospital lengths of stay. (130077)

The National Health Service Institute for Innovation and Improvement has published a number of documents that include advice on best practice. These are available on its website at www.institute.nhs.uk and include:

Delivering Value and Quality: Focus on Productivity and Efficiency,

Delivering Value and Quality: Focus on High Volume Care, and

Delivering Value and Quality: Directory of Ambulatory Emergency Care for Adults.