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Three trusts deliberately misreported data, says Audit Commission

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:517
  1. Sally Hargreaves
  1. London

    An Audit Commission report published this week has found that most NHS trusts have serious flaws in how they collect and report data on waiting lists.

    Errors in reporting waiting lists were found in 19 of the 41 trusts investigated; system errors that could increase risk of reporting errors were found in 15 trusts; and three trusts deliberately misreported information on their waiting lists. Only three of 41 trusts were given the all clear.

    The report, part of a five year rolling programme of spot checks …

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