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NHS waiting time data for elective surgery 'unreliable'

The National Audit Office says some waiting time figures published by hospitals - one of the key targets for the NHS in England - are unreliable.

The waiting times relate to non-emergency operations like hip and knee replacements.

The Patients Association says "fudging the figures" diverts attention from providing high quality care.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 23 Jan 2014
  • From the section Health
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