Monday, September 5, 2011

Deliberate Waiting in the UK

The 9/4/2001 Telegraph reports that the UK National Health Service (NHS) deliberately keeps patients waiting longer than necessary even though hospitals could see them sooner in order to lower patient expectations.

The NHS also keeps patients on the waiting lists longer than necessary in order to save money and/or shift the costs into future budget cycles.

As always, UK patients have theoretical "coverage". But that's not the same as actual medical care.

(Via @sonodoc99)