Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Hospitals 'fiddling' A&E waiting times

Data from 114 NHS trusts in England found many patients faced long waits in assessment units which did not count towards the waiting time.

Over a fifth of units reported keeping patients longer than the recommended 24 hours with the average wait being 17.

Doctors agreed the system was being abused in places

2 comments:

I LOVE YOU said...
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honest ED Doc said...

Government targets cause people to find fiddle and fudge ways to cook the figures, oh, what a surprise! When will politicians learn to butt out?