Scottish Government, NHS/NSS and The Data Lab
At present around 1,200 patients are delayed from leaving hospital each month, so Scottish Government and NHS/NSS worked with The Data Lab to perform a proof of concept analysis that results in an assessment of the risk of delay when a patient presents at hospital. In using real patient data from health and Social Care, this challenging project has the potential to make a real difference to how the healthcare system identifies and manages the risk of a patient becoming a delayed discharge from hospital. Colleagues have worked enthusiastically and effectively to resolve data access issues, to quality assure data and to produce a successful algorithm. The project is now well placed to move to the next phase.