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Watchdog criticises 'avoidable' hospital admissions

There are too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England, according to the government's spending watchdog.

The National Audit Office says there were 5.3 million such admissions in the last financial year - a 47% rise in 15 years - and many of these patients stay in hospital for longer than necessary.

Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 31 Oct 2013
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