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Waiting times for scans to decrease, vows Department of Health

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 28 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:256
  1. Allison Barrett
  1. BMJ

    Patients in England and Wales will have the option to change hospitals for quicker diagnostic scanning by the end of this year, the UK Department of Health has announced. Patients who wait for a long time for their first non-urgent diagnostic scan will be offered a different location for faster service. In November, patients with waiting times of more than 20 weeks for magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans will have the option to move scanning locations. By April 2006, the offer will be extended to …

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