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Today’s report from The Royal College of Physicians shows that 43% of patients admitted for hospital treatment of COPD were readmitted at least once in the three months following discharge. This represents a considerable increase from the 33% readmission rate reported in 2008.
The failure by general hospitals to integrate physical and mental healthcare services is leading to poor care for patients with a physical illness who also happen to have a mental health condition, the latest report from the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) reveals.
The Clinical Audit Summit 2017, as supported by HQIP and the National Quality Improvement and Clinical Audit Network (NQICAN) will bring together clinicians and managers leading local Clinical Audit for Improvement.