Waiting times are poor marker for equityBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4066 (Published 05 October 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4066
- Srinivasa V Katikireddi, specialty registrar in public health medicine1
- 1Lothian NHS Board, Deaconess House, Edinburgh EH8 9RS
Cooper and colleagues determined changes in waiting times for key elective surgical procedures and how these changes were distributed across socioeconomic groups as a result of NHS reforms.1 They conclude that the later stages of NHS reforms, including patient choice, provider competition, and expanded capacity, did not harm equity. …
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