Acute care Acute care is where a patient receives active, short-term treatment for a condition
This can include treatment for a severe injury, period of illness, urgent medical condition, or to recover from surgery. In the NHS, it often includes services such as accident and emergency (A&E) departments, inpatient and outpatient medicine and surgery.
Our recent work and content on this topic is listed below.
What has changed in cancer care in England over the past two decades? What has worked well, or less well, and why?
Developing the foundations of applied analytics: using a collaborative approach to model ‘black days’
This project will implement a standard process for data-mining (CRISP-DM) and develop collaboration between senior decision-makers and analytical teams.
Project that will carry out research into what drives hospital workforce retention, and its changes over time and across organisations and clinical specialties, and what the causal effects of improvin...
Real-time data analytics to improve mechanical ventilator wean – guiding clinical behaviour (ATTITUDE study)
Project that aims to understand the barriers to implementing evidence-based care in complex critically ill patients, and will use behavioural insights to develop a clinical decision support tool to im...
Project that will use behavioural science expertise to enhance the efficacy and scale of a catheter care bundle, and investigate whether behavioural change interventions can encourage early checking o...
This project involved implementing a system-wide early warning tool for acute pathways that will allow better response planning, using advanced data analysis techniques.
What matters to those amazing nurses that work in our NHS? Pay? Somewhat, but when it comes to what motivates them, one thing is clear: it’s not all about the money. Prior to the recent announcement o...
Health Foundation calls for extension to NHS England’s weekly reporting as winter pressures continue
The weekly situation reports are due to end this week but winter pressures on the health service have not relented.
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