Which cancer waiting times measure has the greatest impact on 62 day wait failure?
PHE ePoster Library. Maxwell E. Sep 13, 2016; 138103; 150
Emily Maxwell
Emily Maxwell
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Abstract BackgroundFor over two years in England, the target for cancer patients receiving treatment within 62 days following urgent GP referral has been missed. The number of trusts failing to meet the target has increased (around half of trusts failing every quarter). Other measures contribute to the 62 day wait (62dw) pathway: two week wait (2WW), 31 day wait (31dw) and waiting for a diagnostic test. This analysis quantifies which contribute the most to 62dw failure over time. MethodsCollation of 2WW, 31dw, 62dw and diagnostic provider-based monthly waiting times published by NHS England. Descriptive statistics and regression analysis (based on annual data 2010-2015) were used to assess which wait measure has the greatest influence on trust 62dw performance. ResultsRegression analysis shows 31dw and 2WW influence has changed over time. Waiting for a diagnostic test had little to no significant effect. In 2010 - 2011, the greatest influence came from 31dw performance. Since, influence of 31dw has fluctuated, while 2WW has significantly increased. In 2014 - 2015, for every 1% decrease in 2WW performance, there was a 1.05% (p<0.0001) decrease in 62dw performance. Conclusion Currently, 2WW has the greatest impact on 62dw performance, beginning around the time the 62dw first failed in 2014 (Q3 13/14). Waiting for a diagnostic test is not cancer patient specific, this would be required to truly analyse the impact of this measure. Focus is needed on improving all waiting times across the whole pathway so patients can be referred, diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
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