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Patients wait an average of 93 days for surgery at a public hospital in Spain, and one in every eight people wait over six months, according to new data released on Thursday by the Health Ministry.

 

The figures show that 584,000 patients were on a waiting list on June 30, or 20,000 fewer than a year earlier. Average waiting times have been reduced by 11 days, and the longest waiting times, of six months and over, have also shrunk by 15% from June 30, 2017.

The shortest waiting times are in Madrid and La Rioja (47 days), followed closely by the Basque Country (48). The longest waits are in the Canary Islands (147 days), Castilla-La Mancha (137 days) and Catalonia (132 days).

 

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