Scotland ploughs £40 million into CHD (coronary heart disease) and stroke:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Scottish health minister Malcolm Chisholm has allocated an additional £40m ($63m) to help meet plans to reduce the maximum waits for angiography, heart surgery and angioplasty. Under plans announced in September 2001, Scotland aims to reduce the maximum patient waiting time for angiography from 12 to eight weeks by 2004, and for heart surgery or angioplasty from 24 to 18 weeks by 2004. The initiative was announced today (October 3 2002) as part of Scotland's first Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke strategy. This aims to reduce deaths from CHD and Stroke among the under 75s by 50% between 1995 and 2010.
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