Operations cancelled far less commonly in Scotland than in non-Scottish parts of UK

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John Robertson
Operations cancelled far less commonly in Scotland than in non-Scottish parts of UK

‘UK’ research misleads on operation cancellations in Scotland   https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2018-09-04/2018-09-04-Cancellations-Summary.pdf?74837893248 In the Independent today, the headline: ‘One in seven major operations in UK cancelled on day of surgery, data shows’ suggested the usual Anglo-centric journalism conflating figures for England with the UK. One in seven is 14.3%. However, the article was reporting on an apparently UK-wide snapshot of cancellations in one-week in the Spring 2018 period: ‘Their study is published in the wake of a record winter crisis where in the…

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John Robertson
Operations cancelled far less commonly in Scotland than in non-Scottish parts of UK