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Delayed transfers of care

A delayed transfer of care is experienced by an inpatient in a hospital, who is ready to move on to the next stage of care but is prevented from doing so for one or more reasons.

The delayed transfer of care data collection ceased in February 2020 and management information on hospital discharges were collected from July 2020 to March 2023. A new data collection, Pathway of Care Delays, which covers a broader range of transfers and reasons for delays than the previous data collections, started in April 2023.