Delays are slightly reduced in the Murcia Health Service while soaring in other communities
Murcia has gone from being the fifth region with the highest waiting to occupy the ninth position. According to data as of June 30, Murcia waits 79 days on average to be operated, compared to 115 days on average in Spain.
While in the Region there is a slight improvement of three days compared to June of last year, in the whole of the National Health System there is a clear deterioration, with an increase of 22 days on average. Especially striking are the 164 days that the Andalusians must wait, the 149 of the Castilian Manchego or the 146 of the Catalans. The other side of the coin is represented by Madrid, with only 46 days of average waiting, and the Basques (49). The data, released on Friday by the Ministry of Health, once again reveal the great imbalances between some communities and others in access to the health system.
Despite the improvement in its data, the Region of Murcia continues to present a high rate of patients on the surgical waiting list. Specifically, in the Community, there are 15.30 patients per thousand inhabitants queued for surgery. Catalonia remains the region with the highest rate (23.32 per 1,000 inhabitants), followed by Extremadura (21.01), and Castilla-La Mancha (19.07), which is in third place. They are followed by Asturias (18.69), Aragón (17.08), Andalusia (17.07), Cantabria (17.04) and La Rioja (15.39).
Andalusia: 164 days
Canary Islands: 127
Castilla y León: 67
Castilla la Mancha: 149
C. Valenciana: 83
Region of Murcia: 79
Basque Country: 49
The Rioja: 47
National average: 115
On the contrary, below the national average, the communities with the lowest waiting patient rate per 1,000 inhabitants have are Madrid (8.00), Basque Country (8.32), Castilla y León (9.95 ), Balearic Islands (10.67), Navarra (11.19), Ceuta (11.67), Valencian Community (12.11) Canary Islands (12.29) and Galicia (13.10).
The National Health System (SNS) surgical waiting list has grown again in 2019, so that as of June 30, there were 671,494 patients waiting in Spain – 87,476 more than a year ago – a record growth never so far collected in the statistics published by the Ministry of Health.
With regard to the first appointment with the medical specialists, the Region of Murcia also improves slightly. Thus, the Murcia Health Service (SMS) reduces the average wait from the 53 days of June last year to the current 49 , a figure that clearly improves the national average (81 days). In Andalusia, patients wait 130 days for the first consultation with their specialist, and in the Canary Islands, 107 is reached.
<h6>Published :laverdad</a> 30 November 2019 </h6><span style=”color: #0000ff;”><a href=”https://www.4everspain.com/en/daily-news/”>Return to Daily News</a></span>