News Item – ‘Bed blockers’ costing Ottawa hospitals millions

On a typical day, Ottawa hospitals spend more than a quarter of a million dollars caring for patients who are occupying beds they don’t really need.

Over the course of a week, the cost of caring for those so-called “bed blockers” — patients who should be receiving a more appropriate level of care elsewhere, but who are left languishing in hospitals because they have nowhere else to go — amounts to nearly $1.8 million.

Full article at: CBC News


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