Analysis

How have the demands on emergency care for young people changed in England over ten years?

A study carried out by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation has analysed whether the demand for emergency care of children and young people has changed over the past decade. 

A study carried out by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation has analysed whether the demand for emergency care of children and young people has changed over the past decade

A ten-year study has highlighted some eye-opening statistics concerning children and emergency care: significantly more children are now being admitted for jaundice, acute bronchitis, acute and chronic tonsillitis, and viral infections.

There is some good news though – there are considerably fewer emergency admissions linked to both asthma and fractures of the upper limb than there were a decade ago.

The figures come from a joint study by the think tanks the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, which analysed hundreds of thousands of hospital episode statistics across England from 2006-7 to

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