Patient Outcomes in Surgery. A report comparing Independent Sector Treatment Centres and NHS providers – Royal College of Surgery – 20 October 2011

Posted on October 24, 2011. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: |

Patient Outcomes in Surgery. A report comparing Independent Sector Treatment Centres and NHS providers – Royal College of Surgery – 20 October 2011

Extract from the media release:
“NHS patients undergoing elective operations in dedicated independent sector units report better outcomes than those seen by NHS Hospitals treating emergency and elective patients, according to a major new study released today (Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011) by the Royal College of Surgeons [RCS] and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. But researchers also found these differences reflect that those patients seen by independent sector treatment centres [ISTCs] tend to be younger, in better health before their operation and from more affluent areas than those seen by NHS Hospitals.”

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