Comptroller cites hospitals for mammogram waits

May 5, 2011 3:57:50 AM PDT
Women who rely on New York City's public hospitals for mammograms could face dangerously long waits.

That's according to City Controller John Liu.

He relied on city reports from 2009.

They show the longest wait was at Elmhurst Hospital: 50 days for an urgent mammogram and 148 days for a simple screening mammogram.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation says the controller ignored more recent reports, which it says shows high-risk patients received mammograms within 24 to 72 hours.