British medical patients suffering exceptionally long waits 

British National Health Service statistics reveal that waits of more than 18 weeks for patients to receive treatment increased 26 percent in the last year. And the number of patients who waited longer than six months jumped 43 percent. Despite rising demand for health care caused by Britain’s increasingly elderly population, the NHS treated 16,201 fewer inpatients than last year. Doctors blamed the delays on financial shortfalls, staffing freezes and pressure to ration lower-priority surgical procedures.

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