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Abstract
Waiting times for patients with suspected cancer and those subsequently diagnosed with cancer (performance against two-week urgent referral wait, one month diagnosis to treatment target).
Main Topics/Subject Category
Cancer, waiting time
Variables
Number of people seen and treated by: two week wait by suspected cancer , all cancers two week wait, 31-day (diagnosis to treatment) wait for first treatment: all cancers, 31-day (diagnosis to treatment) wait for first treatment: breast cancer, 62-day (urgent GP referral to treatment) wait for first treatment: all cancers, 62-day (urgent GP referral to treatment) wait for first treatment: breast cancer, 31-day (urgent GP referral to treatment) wait for first treatment for rare cancers, 31-day wait for second or subsequent treatment: surgery, 31-day wait for second or subsequent treatment: anti cancer drug treatments, 62-day wait for first treatment from consultant upgrade: all cancers, 62-day wait for first treatment from consultant screening service referral: all cancers.
Keywords
Waiting time, treatment, referral, chemotherapy, radiation, cancer drugs, cancer, breast cancer, children's cancer, lung cancer, haematological malignancies including leukaemia, upper gastrointestinal cancer, lower gastrointestinal cancer, skin cancers, gynaecological cancers, brain/central nervous system tumours, urological cancers, head and neck cancers, sarcomas
Identifier Variables
SHA, PCT, NHS trust, NHS foundation trust
Economic/Subject Categories
Performance
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Disease Area
Cancer
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Department of Health
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample
Patients from all NHS organisations
Availability
Department of Health
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.dh.gov.uk/[…]/index.htm
Contact
cancer-waits@dh.gsi.gov.uk
Publications
Spurgeon P, Barwell F and Kerr D. Waiting times for cancer patients in England after general practitioners' referrals: retrospective national survey. BMJ 2000; 320: 838-839