A comment on the reason why a CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY was experienced with regard to a CANCER CARE SPELL. This must be recorded for each breach of existing standards after any adjustments have been made.
The standards which will be in place at the end of 2002 are:
|-||maximum two week wait for an urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to date first seen for all suspected cancers|
|-||maximum one month wait from urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to first definitive treatment for testicular cancer (ICD code C62), acute leukaemia (ICD codes C91.0, C92.0, C92.4, C92.5, C93.0, C94.2, C95.0) and children's cancer (under 16 years of age at date of first definitive treatment)|
|-||maximum two month wait from urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to first definitive treatment for breast cancer (ICD codes C50 and D05)|
|-||maximum one month wait from decision to treat to first definitive treatment for breast cancer (ICD codes C50 and D05)|
References: The NHS National Cancer Waiting Times, DH, DSCN 22/2002.
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||DELAY REASON COMMENTS|