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Surgery failing thousands of patients

23rd September 2010

New figures have suggested the NHS is spending tens of millions of pounds each year on operations of questionable benefit to patients’ health.

The first results from the biggest ever collection of patient reported outcome measures have shown that many procedures carried out added little value to health or quality of life. Patients undergoing groin hernia, varicose vein and hip and knee operations have been questioned and months after the procedure a third said there had been no change or their condition had deteriorated.


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