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Cancer Waiting Times January-March 2008

Table 5: Waiting-Times Statistics by Health Board of Diagnosis for Patients Diagnosed During January-March 2008 with Lymphoma Cancer

Area of diagnosisNumber of eligible urgent referrals#Number treated within 2 months (62 days) of referralProportion treated within 62 days of urgent referralMinimum wait (Days)Maximum wait (Days)Median wait* (Days)90th Percentile** (Days)
Scotland1049389.4%61253963
NOSCAN292689.7%6783263
Argyll & Clyde (Highland)1-0.0%n/an/an/an/a
Grampian131184.6%6782276
Highland88100.0%156234n/a
Orkney--n/an/an/an/an/a
Shetland--n/an/an/an/an/a
Tayside77100.0%75534n/a
Western Isles--n/an/an/an/an/a
SCAN312890.3%12944464
Borders3266.7%307144n/a
Dumfries & Galloway33100.0%266041n/a
Fife99100.0%135540n/a
Lothian161487.5%12944774
WOSCAN443988.6%81253866
Argyll & Clyde (Greater Glasgow)77100.0%205430n/a
Ayrshire & Arran8787.5%1412532n/a
Forth Valley33100.0%315048n/a
Lanarkshire7685.7%86357n/a
Greater Glasgow191684.2%171034283

# 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.