Valuing 350,000 patients’ time

Brian Dolan

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For the 350,000 people who each wait 21 or more days in NHS hospitals to get back to the place they call home, every day counts.

When combined, those days add up to an eye-watering 959 years. For women, whose life expectancy is 83 and men, whose life expectancy is 79, that’s the equivalent of 11 and 12 lifetimes respectively – each and every day.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNHS England Blog
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes


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