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BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 17 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4075

Waiting lists rise in England: As many as 2 993 108 patients were waiting for NHS treatment in April, although the total is likely to be higher because six hospitals did not provide data, figures from NHS England have shown.1 The waiting list was the highest since March 2008, when 3.06 million patients were waiting for treatment, and significantly higher than the 2.7 million seen in April 2013 and 2.5 million in April 2010. A total of 17 000 patients in England were also …

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