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Older people in queues for surgery might make way for younger people

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1544
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    More than a third of elderly people in Britain might be willing give up their place on a heart surgery waiting list for a younger patient, says a new report published in Age and Ageing (2002;31:187-92).

    Two groups of people aged 65 and over were asked to imagine that they had a heart condition that required surgery and were on an NHS waiting list and expecting an operation in a month's …

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