NHS Scotland’s heroic performance against an almost irresistible surge of demand

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland’s heroic performance against an almost irresistible surge of demand

  https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2019-03-07/2019-03-07-Inpatient-and-Daycase-Waiting-Times-Trends-Summary.pdf Any falling graph tends to cause concern, but the context is important. Just over 70.1% of patients were seen at the end of 2018, a fall of 0.6% from the end of 2017. The fall from the high point in 2012 is nearly 18%. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2019-02-26/2019-02-26-WT-IPDCOP-Report.pdf However, the increase in demand for outpatient treatment, since only 2014 has been a massive 26.9% and for inpatient treatment, it has seen an almost irresistible surge of 34.9%: http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/uploads/docs/report/2018/nr_181025_nhs_overview.pdf That demand has…

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John Robertson
NHS Scotland’s heroic performance against an almost irresistible surge of demand