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Waiting times for x ray results in England are increasing, figures show

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1598 (Published 24 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1598
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Waiting times for patients in England to receive the results of imaging examinations are increasing, latest figures have shown,1 as nearly 333 000 patients waited more than a month for x ray results.

The Royal College of Radiologists surveyed radiology departments at all NHS trusts in England on 26 February and asked how many imaging examinations, including x rays, CT (computed tomography) scans, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, were unreported on their systems and had been waiting …

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