NHS services could be provided at home in efficiency drive

The NHS in England must end the "hospital-or-bust" attitude to medical care, says the body representing health service trusts.

At least one in four patients would be better off being treated by NHS staff at home, figures suggest.

2012 will be a key year for the NHS as it tries to make £20bn in efficiency savings by 2015, according to the head of the NHS Confederation, Mike Farrar.

He told the BBC that patients would benefit from being cared for in their own homes.

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