New QualityWatch research from the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation reveals changing patterns in emergency hospital care use by children and young people over the last decade.
Focus on: Emergency hospital care for children and young people by Eilis Keeble and Lucia Kossarova, uncovered increases in admissions for infants and young children, and found that many children are being admitted to hospital when treatment elsewhere may be more appropriate.
As the NHS emerges from its toughest winter yet, with heightened pressures on hospitals, this event will explore the following questions:
- Should hospital emergency care be strengthened to cope with increasing demand, or should investment go towards improving care in other healthcare settings instead?
- What lies behind the sharp increase in infant emergency admissions and how should we respond?
- What can we do about the continued prevalence of potentially preventable emergency admissions for conditions such as asthma and acute tonsillitis?
- What does the rise in hospital emergency care use for young people with poisoning say about the quality of mental health services?
Chaired by Nigel Edwards, Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust, this breakfast seminar will bring together front-line professionals and decision-makers tasked with shaping the child health services of the future.