Notes to editors
- In support of its 'Choose and Book' initiative, the Department of Health has asked the same research team to look into the Government’s commitment to offer all patients who require elective surgery a choice of up to five hospitals for treatment at the point of their GP referral from December 2005. Unlike today's research that surveyed patients already on a hospital waiting list, this future project will identify the factors important to patients choosing a hospital earlier, at the time of referral.
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