Monday, August 26, 2013

¡Qué lástima!

Budgetary restrictions and the laying off of healthcare personnel have resulted in a record number of people awaiting surgery in Spain: 571,395, a 6.4-percent increase in a little over a year. Average waiting times have also gone up from 76 days to 100, the worst figures since the Health Ministry started recording these data in 2004.
Furthermore, the number of patients waiting more than six months to be admitted to hospital has risen seven percent, despite this time frame being the maximum permitted by law for certain types of procedure.
The figures were published on the Health Ministry website with no announcement and there has been no official comment on the data.
Funny that these National Health Services all seem to have the same problem; more demand than supply.

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