Hospital Admissions: A Case Study

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While previous study indicated that mentally ill individuals in England are five times more likely to require emergency assistance in hospital admissions, findings determined that only 20% of these admissions likely to be explicitly related to mental issues.

Analysing over 100 million hospital records between the period of 2009-2010 and 2013-2014 of individuals with mental health problems and of individuals without mental health problems, the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation determined that most of these admissions are in fact related to physical ailments. Instead of requirement for emergency attention to either a mental or psychological condition, these mental health patients are more often admitted as emergency cases for treatment

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