At the Trust I work in, a similar patient would wait about eight weeks from the initial consultation, at a cost to the NHS of only pounds 415. The ability to choose the time and date of your operation is only possible if there is plenty of space on operating lists and empty beds to put patients in. The difference between the two costs is thus a measure of the relative inefficiency of the private sector plus, of course, profit.
P. G. DUNNING
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