91.5% of operations go ahead as planned in NHS Scotland and 15% more per capita are cancelled ‘at last minute’ in NHS England

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John Robertson
91.5% of operations go ahead as planned in NHS Scotland and 15% more per capita are cancelled ‘at last minute’ in NHS England

NHS Scotland cancelled only 522 out of 30 535 or 1.7% of operations because of lack of capacity in October 2018 despite a 6.45 increase in demand from patients. 986 or 3.2% were cancelled by the patients themselves and 957 or 3.1% were cancelled by the hospital for clinical reasons ie in the interests of the patient. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2018-12-04/2018-12-04-Cancellations-Summary.pdf?87746828795 Just out of interest: During the quarter ending 30th September 2018, 18,460 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons…

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John Robertson
91.5% of operations go ahead as planned in NHS Scotland and 15% more per capita are cancelled ‘at last minute’ in NHS England