CANCELLED PROCEDURES: INEQUALITY, INEQUITY AND THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE REFORMS

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Correspondence to: Department of Management, King's College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH, UK. E-mail: graham.cookson@kcl.ac.uk

SUMMARY

Using data for every elective procedure in 2007 in the English National Health Service, we found evidence of socioeconomic inequality in the probability of having a procedure cancelled after admission while controlling for a range of patient and provider characteristics. Whether this disparity is inequitable is inconclusive. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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