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Do NHS targets work?

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Doctors have criticised a key NHS target for compromising care and patient safety.

The College of Emergency Medicine told the Today programme that pressure to meet the government's four-hour target for treatment in A&E units is being routinely abused.

Health correspondent Adam Brimelow examines the impact of NHS targets.

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