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NHS Referral to Treatment waiting times statistics, August 2010

14th October 2010

The latest monthly National Statistics on NHS Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times produced by the Department of Health were released on 14th October 2010 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

NHS RTT waiting times figures for the month ending August 2010 include data for England, Primary Care Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, and NHS Trusts.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • Data are published on consultant-led Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times for patients who were treated during August 2010. In total, 288,000 admitted patients and 877,000 non-admitted patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, completed their RTT pathway during August 2010.
  • The average (median) time waited for patients completing an RTT pathway in August 2010 was 8.3 weeks for admitted patients and 4.4 weeks for non-admitted patients.
  • The 95th percentile time waited for patients completing an RTT pathway in August 2010 was 20.0 weeks for admitted patients and 15.0 weeks for non-admitted patients.
  • At national level, 93.2% of admitted patients (measured on an adjusted basis) and 98.0% of non-admitted patients completed their RTT pathway within a maximum of 18 weeks.
  • For patients still waiting for treatment (incomplete pathways) in August 2010, the median waiting time was 6.2 weeks and the 95th percentile was 24.9 weeks.

 

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Article Information

Title: NHS Referral to Treatment waiting times statistics, August 2010
Author: Rachel Sumbler
Article Id: 16393
Date Added: 14th Oct 2010

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