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Comment: NTPF targeting a specific problem

Criticism of the National Treatment Purchase Fund contains little reference to patients’ welfare

4th December, 2010

Criticism of the National Treatment Purchase Fund contains little reference to patients’ welfare

The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) will shortly arrange treatment for the 200,000th public patient since its establishment in 2002.

Over the last eight years, the NTPF has worked to deliver faster operations for public patients who have spent too long on hospital waiting lists. Since its establishment, the average waiting time for operations has been reduced from two-to-five years to two-and-a-half...

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