Hospital waiting lists in England reach five year high

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 19 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5191
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

The number of patients waiting for hospital treatment in England has risen to almost 2.9 million—a five year high—latest figures show.

NHS England published statistics on 15 August showing the latest data on waiting times from referral to treatment in the NHS for June 2013.1 They showed that there were around 2.88 million …

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