How the vulnerable get get ‘managed’ off hospital waiting lists

…..Cutting services completely always generates unfavourable headlines, whereas merely making them a little harder to get at is less dramatic

And it doesn’t even have to involve a monetary transaction: there are plenty of more subtle ways to stop those inconvenient patients turning up demanding care. But the trouble is, the people we discourage are not the frivolous, the ‘worried well’, the over-entitled: more often than not, they’re the people who need our care most of all…..

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