Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Longer Queues For Hospital Care in Finland

Waiting periods for receiving hospital treatment have been growing longer. In many areas, the situation has worsened over the past year. Waiting lists for surgical procedures have lengthened significantly since last spring. Although delays in receiving care began stretching well before a threatened nurses' strike, the labour dispute did have an impact. Numerous wards were shut down in anticipation of a strike, further throwing off schedules and slowing down care services.


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