THE ANATOMY OF LARGE INPATIENT WAITING LISTS

@article{Davidge1987THEAO,
  title={THE ANATOMY OF LARGE INPATIENT WAITING LISTS},
  author={Mike Davidge and Lorna Vickerstaff and M. J. Harley and John Yates},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1987},
  volume={329},
  pages={794-796}
}
A survey of 31,224 patients on 33 of the largest inpatient surgical waiting lists in Wales and the West Midlands was undertaken in 1986. 19% of the patients were older than 64 years and over 90% lived within their district of treatment or in an adjacent district. Patients awaiting operations for hernia, varicose veins, arthroscopy, cataract, tonsils and adenoids, or sterilisation made up 45% of the lists. 45% of patients had already waited over a year for treatment, and it was evident that many… CONTINUE READING

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