Monday, 9 December 2013

Some surgical activity down in North Somerset

The BBC has an NHS activity monitoring chart here.

Cataract operations for North Somerset are down 7% in 2012 compared to 2010.
Hips are up 7% in the same period.
Knee ops are up 0.95%

Overall they are down 2.8%, because cataracts are much more numerous than the others.

Why the change? It is suggested that the ops are being rationed, possibly to save money.
But we would need to have more detailed information to get any significant knowledge.

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