Patients in hospital are often given a choice of different treatments, according to a new survey by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Wales.
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In a landmark report released on Thursday, the Royal Society of British Medical Royalists said that patients in hospitals are entitled to receive a full range of healthcare, including essential care, as long as they have been in the hospital for less than 30 days.
But there is still concern over how much access these patients are given.
There are also concerns that patients may feel pressured to seek treatment.
One in three patients said they were “often pressured” by staff to seek help, according the survey.
The findings come after a series of controversies and controversies at hospitals across the country.
Last month, the BBC’s James Bovard revealed that one in five people who have been hospitalised have been given the option to seek medical treatment outside the hospital.
Earlier this year, the British Medical Association (BMA) warned that there was a “huge risk” that hospitals were not properly training nurses, as well as a “very significant risk” of staff “not being fully informed of their rights”.
What’s more, the number of people in hospital has doubled in just two decades.
A total of 679,000 people have been admitted to hospital since 2006, and the number is expected to rise by nearly 10 per cent by 2020.
It is estimated that by 2035, there will be more than 30 million people who will be in hospital in the UK.
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