§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how the attitude of patients or carers to the reduction of inpatient stays will be measured; and if he will make a statement;
(2)if he is aware of any local, district or regional surveys of attitudes of patients or carers to the reduction in average inpatient stays in any or all types of hospital.
§ Mr. Whitney
We are not aware of any studies of patients' or carers' attitudes specifically on reductions in lengths of stay.