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How Safe Is Your Operation?

YEAR: 2017 | LENGTH: 1 part (30 minutes)  |  SOURCE: BBC


Jailed surgeon Ian Paterson profited from hundreds of unnecessary operations, but do his crimes reveal wider failings in Britain’s private healthcare?

Reporter Darragh MacIntyre investigates whether some private hospitals – and those working within them – have put profit before patients. With thousands of NHS patients now being sent to private hospitals for their operations, he uncovers disturbing evidence about safety standards and patient care in parts of the private sector. 


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