Admissions for certain conditions show explosive growth in England following a sudden and unexpected increase in deaths

Published: 15 March 2018
Author(s): Rodney P. Jones
Issue: March 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

Physicians will be aware that workload seems to be inexplicably higher at sometimes than others. Interestingly, almost half of a person's entire lifetime utilization of acute inpatient care occurs in the last year of life, and more specifically in the last six months [1,2]. Could it be that the trends in the absolute number of deaths is the explanatory variable?