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Compendium - Emergency hospital admissions

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The purpose of these indicators is to help the NHS monitor emergency admissions. In 2014, NHS England set a target to reduce total emergency admissions by 3.5%, ‘as a clear indicator of the effectiveness of local health and care services in working better together to support people’s health and independence in the community’. Emergency admissions to hospital can be avoided if local systems are put in place firstly to identify those at risk prior to attendance and target primary care services and risk management; and secondly to aim interventions at whole populations to reduce smoking rates and promote better nutrition and higher levels of physical activity.

For information on the definitions of what these indicators include, please see the relevant specification.

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