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Indian institute should screen patients by disease severity to reduce delays, report says

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4759 (Published 04 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4759
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a leading medical education and research university in Delhi, should introduce a screening system to ensure that people with more severe disease are investigated and treated as priorities, a report from a parliamentary panel has recommended.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare said in its report that the average waiting times for investigations or surgery at the institute are too long.1 Tests and surgery are currently provided …

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