High price of free beds - The government is pulling out all the stops to avoid another winter of patient discontent. That means ensuring no one occupies a hospital bed for longer than necessary and, in turn, that appropriate care facilities exist outside. But by bailing out local authorities in the worst bed-blocking areas, is it robbing Peter to pay Paul?
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Public finance : the business monthly of the public sector. - London : Public Finance, ISSN 1352-9250, ZDB-ID 11697313. - 2001 (19.10.), p. 18-21
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