Delayed discharges and hospital type: evidence from the English NHS

Centre for Health Economics (CHE)

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This study investigated how delayed discharges vary by hospital type (acute, specialist, mental health, teaching), and the extent to which such differences can be explained by demography, case-mix, the availability of long-term care and hospital governance as reflected in whether the hospital has foundation trust status, which gives greater financial autonomy and flexibility in staffing and pay


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