Table 3: Waiting-Times Statistics by Health Board of Diagnosis for Patients Diagnosed During January-March 2008 with Head and Neck Cancer
|Area of diagnosis||Number of eligible urgent referrals#||Number treated within 2 months (62 days) of referral||Proportion treated within 62 days of urgent referral||Minimum wait (Days)||Maximum wait (Days)||Median wait* (Days)||90th Percentile** (Days)|
|Argyll & Clyde (Highland)||-||-||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Dumfries & Galloway||3||3||100.0%||34||61||54||n/a|
|Argyll & Clyde (Greater Glasgow)||6||6||100.0%||25||54||42||n/a|
|Ayrshire & Arran||9||7||77.8%||36||64||58||n/a|
# Excludes patients; who died prior to receiving treatment, who refused treatment, with a patient induced non-clinical delay, who had co-morbidities, for clinical reasons and initially referred to an other non-cancer specialty.
* Medians have only been calculated where there are three or more patients with recorded referral and treatment dates.
** 90th percentiles have only been calculated where there are ten or more patients with recorded referral and treatment dates.
'-' Zero value
n/a: Not applicable due to small numbers.
Cancer waiting times statistics are subject to a programme of quality improvement focusing on consistency and coverage.
These improvements need to be taken in to account when making comparisons on quarter on quarter performance.