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England's Nat'l Health Sys waiting times: Spot checks find one in four hospitals were recording false figures (1760 hits)

Calls for independent audits in future to stop misrecording of figures Margaret Hodge said problem deprives patients of choice NHS administrators were found to be 'starting the clock' at wrong time
(28 April 2014) Errors in hospital waiting list times have undermined public confidence in the data, claims a public spending watchdog.

The Public Accounts Committee called for independent audits in future after spot checks found one in four hospitals recording false waiting list times.

It said hospital Trusts were 'struggling with a hotchpotch' of IT and paper-based systems that made it difficult to compare their performance.

NHS waiting lists are at highest for 6 years with 2.8m waiting for surgery or other hospital procedures

NHS targets, introduced by Labour in 2008, state that 90 per cent of patients who need inpatient care and 95 per cent who require outpatient treatment should wait no longer than 18 weeks.

More...NHS watchdog chief goes private for hip operation... avoiding the three-month wait patients face in hospitals he's meant to be improving

NHS waiting lists are at highest for 6 years with 2.8m waiting for surgery or other hospital procedures
Britain's hospital bed crisis is second worst in Europe. . . and we are only marginally better than China

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Monday, April 28th 2014 at 11:55PM
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..."NHS waiting lists are at highest for 6 years with 2.8m waiting for surgery or other hospital procedures"...

Monday, April 28th 2014 at 11:57PM
Jen Fad
See guys, you might not be aware that in many Universal Health Systems there are wait lists to see Specialists and to have surgeries. In the case of NHS, the four hospitals in question have been fudging their wait times in order to keep Govt. Dollars coming in.

You have probably heard about the secret lists the Arizona V A created for vets with at least 40 dying while waiting to see a doctor. These NHS (Govt hospitals) were hiding the true wait times. Patients thereby wouldn't truly be getting a hospital to do a surgery in 2 months (although the hospital claimed it takes 2 months to get in) it would be more realistically like 4-6 months.

Even in Canada, there are wait lists for procedures like CT scans and MRIs even Surgeries as important has open heart, knee, knee, and gastric surgeries. Because of the wait times, the Canadian Govt allows in some circumstances their citizens to come here to have surgery. I pray that with the surplus / surge in insured people now that we don't have have a mess like this!!!


Tuesday, April 29th 2014 at 1:44PM
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