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NHS in England missed all key targets in September

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6143 (Published 13 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6143
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1The BMJ

The NHS in England missed all of its key performance targets in September, as an increasing number of patients were delayed in being discharged from hospital.

New figures from NHS England showed that the service missed its target to see, treat, or discharge 95% of patients in hospital emergency departments within four hours, with only 93.4% of patients seen.1 This was the worst September performance against the target since the government started publishing monthly figures in 2010 and suggests that the NHS is set for a …

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