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"It's a sign of a hospital system that is dysfunctional and failing patients"

Three out of every 10 patients admitted to hospital are discharged within 24 hours. Do we have a...

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11.13 24 Feb 2020


"It's a sign of a hospital system that is dysfunctional and failing patients"


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11.13 24 Feb 2020


Three out of every 10 patients admitted to hospital are discharged within 24 hours.

Do we have a problem with unnecessary admissions in this country?

Brendan O’Shea, Assistant professor for General Practice at Trinity College Dublin and a practicing GP in County Kildare reacts to the figures and gives us his take.


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