Patients in Málaga have longest wait for operations

Province has second-longest waiting time for specialist appointments

The average wait for surgery in Málaga ranges from 51 to 67 days, depending on the type of procedure

PATIENTS have to wait longer in Málaga than in any other province of Andalucía to undergo non-urgent surgical procedures, according to data from the regional health service (SAS). However, the waiting times remain well below the maximum allowed under the regional government’s guidelines.

Based on data as of June 30, for surgeries that have a maximum allowable waiting time of 120 days, in Málaga patients wait an average of 51 days, two days less than at the same time last year but still the longest of any province, and five days longer than the region-wide average of 46 days.

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