Exploring international acute care models

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Monitor (Agency : Great Britain)
Date of publication
4 December 2014
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Social welfare
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This report looks at acute service line models in countries other than England to help inform and support the current thinking on potential new models of care in the NHS. The three main insights are: the value of ‘risk tiering’ for maternity and paediatric services; the importance of technology, particularly to deliver care remotely; and the role out-of-hours care delivered by GPs can play in providing urgent care. These ideas are already used in some areas of the NHS, but evidence from other health systems suggests that wider use across the NHS could support efficiency or quality improvements.

The report focuses on how these service models work in other health systems. It is recognised that international models might need to be applied differently in the NHS and so alongside this report Monitor has launched an engagement exercise seeking views on their greater use in the NHS.

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