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What really lies behind the A&E crisis’?

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What really lies behind the A&E crisis’?

MPs, commentators and journalists appear to be saying that rising A&E attendances and the failure to meet the four hour waiting times target is the fault of everybody and nobody. Which single factor do you think is most responsible for the problems in A&E and beyond?

1. Poor integration and communication between acute, community, primary and social care
40% (41 votes)
2. Under-staffing
19% (20 votes)
3. The introduction of the 111 system
5% (5 votes)
4. Inadequate communication with the public about where to turn for help in particular situations?
36% (37 votes)