Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Postcode lottery for UK heart failure patients: Hospitals are not meeting care standards

Postcode lottery for UK heart failure patients: Hospitals are not meeting care standards Heart failure patients across the UK face a 'postcode lottery' in the NHS care they receive, according to a report.

Researchers uncovered a 'worrying wide variation' and 'lack of consistency' in the level of care received across the home nations.

The British Heart Foundation described the differences as being 'stark' - the worst-performing regions were not named.

Health watchdog NICE updated its guidelines for the treatment of chronic heart failure nine months ago. The Daily Mail

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