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NHS hospitals ‘sending patients home too early and missing cancer diagnoses’

Patients are being sent home from hospital too early – often before it is safe for them to leave – the parliamentary and health service ombudsman has said. Dame Julie Mellor said that the failures were putting patients at serious risk and placing a “massive cost” on the NHS for emergency readmissions. Publishing summaries of 161 investigations carried out between April and June this year, Dame Julie added that early discharges and other major failings such as missed cancer diagnoses, were having a “devastating impact” on patients and their families.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/ombudsman-report-nhs-sending-patients-home-too-early-9824276.html

 

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