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Patients in rich areas get ops sooner

29th April 2010

Analysis conducted by the Health Service Journal (HSJ) on the inaugural collection of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) has suggested that the NHS is operating on patients from richer areas when they are significantly less sick than those from deprived communities.

Data on the four PROMs procedures collected so far – knee replacement, hip replacement, groin hernia repair and varicose vein stripping – were published for the first time this month. HSJ analysis of the pre-operative results suggest better off patients are being referred for treatment at an earlier stage of a health problem.


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