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Covid: 4.6m people missed out on hospital treatment in England in 2020 – The Guardian

Exclusive: millions of ‘missing patients’ could send overall NHS waiting list soaring to nearly 10m

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NHSExclusive: millions of missing patients could send overall NHS waiting list soaring to nearly 10m
Tue 13 Apr 2021 06.00 BST
More than 4.5 million people missed out on hospital treatment in England last year due to the disruption to the NHS caused by Covid, with growing numbers turning to crowdfunding to pay for cancer drugs and operations.
The number of patients having planned surgery such as a joint replacement plummeted from 16.62 million in 2019 to just under 12 million last year a drop of…

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