Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Feature Data Briefing

What’s the point of waiting time targets if they can’t be met?

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l845 (Published 27 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l845

Rapid Response:

Re: What’s the point of waiting time targets if they can’t be met?

More to the point, what is the value of a 4 hour target for A&E that treats all presenting demand as of equal value?

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 March 2019
Stewart N Brock
Public Health Specialist
Somerset County Council
Somerset,UK