Hospitals told to keep tabs on surgery waiting times

08.06.2012                      18.Siwan. 5772

Gesundheitssystem:

Hospitals told to keep tabs on surgery waiting times

Neither hospitals nor the Health Ministry have collected data on waiting periods for surgery, despite State Comptroller criticism.

The Health Ministry intends next month to start requiring hospitals to report on how long patients have to wait for 10 different kinds of surgery.
Neither hospitals nor the Health Ministry have collected data on waiting periods for surgery, even though a May 2009 State Comptroller's Report harshly criticized the long waiting periods for essential surgical procedures….