Public support for removing A&E standard waiting times UK January 2017

This statistic shows the public support in the United Kingdom (UK) for removing the four hour Accident and Emergency (A&E) waiting time standard, as of January 2017. From the respondents, 37 percent would strongly support the removing of the waiting time standard.

Public support for removing the four hour Accident and Emergency (A&E) waiting time standard in the United Kingdom (UK) as of January 2017

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Source

In cooperation with
Ipsos
Release date

February 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 26 to January 29, 2017

Number of respondents

1,033 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Original question: Some people say that removing the four hour Accident and Emergency waiting time standard would help the NHS provide care to those with the greatest need, while others say that it would increase waiting times at A and E departments. Given this, to what extent would you support or oppose keeping this four hour waiting time standard for hospital A and E departments.

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