Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BBC News - MPs condemn poor value from hi-tech equipment in NHS

The MPs also highlight big variations in how effectively the equipment is used. They say the average number of scans per CT machine varies from about 7,800 to almost 22,000 per year.

The chair of the PAC, Margaret Hodge MP, said its members were "shocked" by the unacceptable response times for certain conditions.

"A modern NHS should not allow 50% of people who have a stroke to wait more than 24 hours for a scan," she said.

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