Cancer Waiting Times January-March 2008

DescriptionStatistics relating to the waiting times of urgently referred patients diagnosed with cancer during January-March 2008. Also 2007 cancer waiting times statisics for breast cancer, acute leukaemia and childhood cancers
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Website Publication DateAugust 19, 2008

Cancer Waiting Times Statistics for January-March 2008

This publication includes the number of cancer patients urgently referred for each of the geographic health boards and the proportion of these treated within 62 days of referral, broken down by tumour site. Also included are 2007 waiting-times statistics for acute leukaemia, childhood cancers and diagonisis to treatment waiting times for breast cancer.

The main findings are:

  • 94.1 per cent of reported urgently referred patients diagnosed with cancer in January-March 2008 began treatment within 62 days of their referral
  • In October-December 2007 93.6 per cent of reported urgently referred cancer patients began treatment within 62 days of referral
  • The cancer types with the highest and lowest fractions of patients starting treatment within 62 days of urgent referral were ovarian (100 per cent) and lymphoma (89.4 per cent) respectively
  • The mainland Health Boards with the highest and lowest fractions of patients starting treatment within 62 days of urgent referral were NHS Highland (96.0 per cent) and NHS Grampian (92.2 per cent) respectively
  • 83.2 per cent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 began treatment within 31 days of diagnosis
  • 99 per cent of patients diagnosed with acute leukaemia in 2007 began treatment within 31 days of urgent referral
  • 100 per cent of children diagnosed with cancer in 2007 began treatment within 31 days of urgent referral

List of Tables

Waiting-Times Statistics by Health Board of Diagnosis for Patients Diagnosed During January-March 2008 with:

Breast Cancer | Colorectal Cancer | Head and Neck Cancer | Lung Cancer | Lymphoma Cancer

Melanoma Cancer | Ovarian Cancer | Upper GI Cancers | Urological Cancers | All Cancers

Waiting-Times Statistics for Diagnosis to Treatment by Health Board of Diagnosis for Patients Diagnosed During 2007 with Breast Cancer

Waiting-Times Statistics for Urgent Referral to Treatment, Diagnosed During 2007:

for Patients with Acute Leukaemia by Health Board of Diagnosis | for Children with Cancer by Cancer Network of Diagnosis

Key Notes

Previously published statistics relating to time periods before January 2008 can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/cancer/waiting-times.

Further information on Health and Community Care statistics within Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/topics/statistics/browse/health.

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff - more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About