The 7th Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA18) provides a snapshot of the care provided for acutely unwell medical patients in the United Kingdom (UK) over a 24-hour period on Thursday 28th June 2018.
The report is written for the benefit of everyone involved in acute medical care, including healthcare professionals, commissioners of healthcare, all UK governments and, most importantly, patients and the public.
The report has been sponsored by the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM). Everyone involved in conducting the study and writing the report have provided their time voluntarily. Collecting data and running SAMBA in participating hospitals is a huge undertaking and therefore both the Society and SAMBA team extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated this year.
The only reason to undertake all this hard work is to improve the care we provide for patients. We hope we have gone some way to achieving our goal, although we know there is more work to do. We look forward to hearing your views and having you joining us for future SAMBAs.