Health reforms abandoned due to lack of funds, say hospital doctors

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:499
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Eight out of 10 hospital consultants in England initiated changes aimed at improving patient care during the past year, according to a British Medical Association survey.

    But six out of 10 (61%) say planned services had been abandoned or delayed, and 41% reported that patients were now waiting longer for some treatments or procedures.

    More than half (56%) said that they or their colleagues were also having problems because clinically effective treatments or procedures were no longer available or were restricted.

    More than 260 lead consultants took part in a …

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