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Patients die after surgery as the NHS cuts corners

11/04/2016

Thousands of patients are dying because the NHS cuts corners on operations for the critically ill, the Royal College of Surgeons has warned.

Life-or-death surgery is not taken as seriously as routine operations in a system with illogical targets. Patients with conditions such as a burst appendix, gallstones or abdominal problems are suffering the most unpredictable care.

In some hospitals, one in five patients dies within a month of such surgery yet elsewhere only one in twenty dies, with no clear reason for the difference, a report seen by The Times concludes. For some procedures, ten times as many patients

Source: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/thousands-die-as-nhs-cuts-corners-on-surgery-flb6vs8b5

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