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Waiting times increase in English casualty departments

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 28 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1473
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Waiting times have increased in 70% of accident and emergency departments in England over the past two years, an Audit Commission report revealed last week.

    The Audit Commission, responsible for the external audit of the NHS in England and Wales, also found that the number of patients waiting more than an hour …

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