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Patients denied key treatments due to NHS cost-cutting, surgeons warn

Publié par Clifford Armion le 18/04/2011

Denis Campbell

"Growing numbers of patients are being wrongly denied a new hip, a weight loss operation or even cancer treatment because of NHS cost-cutting, the leaders of Britain's surgeons have warned.

"Increasing rationing of operations is forcing patients to endure pain, injury or disability because NHS primary care trusts (PCTs) are ignoring evidence about the effectiveness of certain treatments simply to balance their books.

"The warning from the Federation of Surgical Specialty Associations (FSSA), which represents the nine major types of surgeon in the UK, is in an open letter passed to the Guardian."

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"Patients denied key treatments due to NHS cost-cutting, surgeons warn", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 28/11/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/patients-denied-key-treatments-due-to-nhs-cost-cutting-surgeons-warn