Navigation Links
NHS Scotland reduces post-code lottery for hip replacement surgery
Date:2/25/2014

Tuesday 25 February A reduction in the post-code lottery for hip replacement surgery has been achieved in Scotland without recourse to the private sector, according to new research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. Using NHS Scotland data, researchers at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at Queen Mary University of London with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust, show that access to hip replacement increased and geographical inequalities improved across all geographical health boards since 2003 when waiting time initiatives in Scotland were introduced. A key factor was the Scottish government's decision to buy the privately owned Golden Jubilee National Hospital in Clydebank and run it as a major NHS centre for orthopaedics and a national resource dedicated to reducing waiting times in key elective specialties.

The authors suggest further research is required to assess how these reductions in inequality by geography relate to differing levels of need for treatment.

One of the researchers, Professor Allyson Pollock, said: "Scotland has managed to improve and increase access to treatment for all patients by expanding capacity within the NHS, unlike England which has placed increasing reliance on poor value contracts with the private sector to deliver elective treatments." She added: "While England has decided to go down the private route there is growing concern south of the border about rationing and denial of surgery".

The researchers point to the difficulty of doing a similar study for England to examine the effect of using the private sector in waiting time initiatives due to the numerous organisational changes that have abolished health authority boundaries and poor quality data returns from the private sector.


'/>"/>
Contact: Rosalind Dewar
media@rsm.ac.uk
44-015-807-64713
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Glycerol phenylbutyrate reduces hepatic encephalopathy events
2. Preventive oophorectomy reduces risk of death by 77 percent for women with BRCA mutation
3. EBRT reduces risk of subsequent mastectomy in patients with invasive breast cancer
4. Exciting New Eye Gel Debuts at Sublime Beauty®: Face Whisperer® Advanced Eye Gel Reduces Dark Circles, Bags and Wrinkles
5. 3-D mammography increases cancer detection and reduces call-back rates, Penn study finds
6. Breast tomosynthesis increases cancer detection and reduces recall rates
7. 3D mammography increases cancer detection and reduces call-back rates, Penn study finds
8. Blocking antioxidants in cancer cells reduces tumor growth in mice
9. Involving patients in their nurses shift change reduces medical errors and satisfies patients
10. North Carolina Municipality Reduces Man Power by Streamlining City Departmental Transaction Processes with Integrated Document Management by Altec
11. New Technology by MinuteHound Reduces Payroll Fraud in Emergency Rooms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet today announces distribution of ... current obstacles facing infection prevention and offer strategies for the health care community ... , The print component of “Fighting Infection” is distributed within the Friday, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... According to ... score is invalid because it does not obey the rules Congress has directed the ... equivalent jobs, which the GOP reform would restore. Yet, it estimates a reduction in ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Shamanic healer and teacher ... Healing and Spiritual Awakening, proudly presents her Sacred Peru retreat with world ... and spiritual journey during the Summer Solstice will also be her final international ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... On June 9, 2017, Cassie ... Litigation seminar in Chicago, Illinois. She will present on: , Filing Benefit ... under ERISA involve claims for long-term disability benefits. This session will address ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... enhancements, upgrading their training and leads programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage ... sales agents, Performance Partners is designed to teach how to maximize their sales ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 24, 2017 According to a new ... Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2014-2022," the spine bone stimulators market was valued at ... growing at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period. ... ... Market Research Logo ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... report to their offering. ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Dental Implants in US$ Million. ... , Japan , Europe , ... Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... ... very strong with a total of 97 drug candidates. Pharma giant such ... involved in the development of the IPF therapeutics. The IPF pipeline comprised ... 15 are in Phase II stage, 12 are in Phase I stage, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: