Reporting time guidelines in relation to patient waiting targets Simon Ramsden 7 th January, 2009. NHS Improvement plan (June 2004) . “ By 2008 no one will wait longer than 18 weeks from GP referral to hospital treatment”. 18 week patient pathway.
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“By 2008 no one will wait longer than 18 weeks from GP referral to hospital treatment”
18 week patient pathway targets
By the end of December 2008 there will be a maximum of 18 weeks from referral to the start of hospital treatment. This includes all the stages that lead up to treatment, including outpatient consultations and diagnostic tests and procedures. It covers some elements that are currently measured (inpatient and outpatient waits), but crucially, other elements that were not historically measured –particularly diagnostics.
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