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Data set, Part of

2C - Delayed transfers of care from hospital, and those which are attributable to adult social care

Date Range:
01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Publication Date:
Next Publication Date:
12 Dec 2020
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Local Authorities, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)


This is a three-part measure that reflects both the overall number of delayed transfers of care (part 1) and, as subsets, the number of these delays which are attributable to social care services (part 2) and those which are jointly attributable to the NHS and social care (part 3).

A delayed transfer of care occurs when a patient is ready for transfer from a hospital bed, but is still occupying such a bed.

This indicates the ability of the whole system to ensure appropriate transfer from hospital for all adults. Minimising delayed transfers of care and enabling people to live independently at home is one of the desired outcomes of social care.

Legacy unique identifier: P01516