Children and young people

Emergency hospital care for children and young people

Analysing Hospital Episode Statistics from 2006/07 to 2015/16, this report looks at the use and quality of emergency hospital services for children and young people aged up to 24. It shows changes in patterns of use over time and provides the basis for discussions about the quality of care for children and young people.

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Young people’s use of emergency care for mental health could be reduced by working better with the voluntary sector
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We need a whole system approach to improving children and young people's health services
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What should be done about persistently high emergency admissions for children with asthma?
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Reflections on a roundtable event exploring issues raised in our report on children and young people
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How a localised approach hopes to address high infant emergency admissions
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A call for an integrated approach to care redesign for services for infants, children and young people.
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With so much focus on older people it's important not to overlook opportunities to improve care for children and young people.