Actual Waiting Time

Actual Waiting Time

The time which elapses between the official recognition that a patient needs a specific care or treatment—e.g., referral letter received or placement on a waiting list—and when the care (e.g. outpatient appointment or admission) is begun.
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During a 3-week period from December 15, 1999, through January 7, 2000, 500 parents or legal guardians of children who visited our ED were questioned about their perceived waiting time, and the responses were compared with the actual waiting time.
b) Overperceivers were those whose perceived waiting time was greater than the actual waiting time.
Effects of actual waiting time, perceived waiting time.
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine whether parental perception of waiting time in an urban pediatric emergency department (ED) is accurate and whether the actual waiting times or their perception of waiting times impact on parental satisfaction.
Parents with perceived or actual waiting times that exceeded 2 hours were significantly more likely to be dissatisfied than parents with actual or perceived waiting times that were 1 hour or less (P < 0.
The new measures, which have been developed by cancer clinicians, will be tested in six health board areas in Wales and will help the NHS to gain a more accurate picture of actual waiting times and speed up treatment in many cases.
The new measures, developed by cancer clinicians, would help the NHS to gain a more accurate picture of actual waiting times and speed up treatment in many cases, a statement said.
Can somebody come clean and declare what the actual waiting times are for scans, hip replacement, knee surgery, shoulder surgery and cardiac treatment?
Measuring actual waiting times is not straightforward, especially in the latter years of the period covered by the data when more than 50% of patients have yet to be removed from the waiting list (so it is not possible to estimate median waiting time).
But irrespective of the actual waiting times, many people feel a greater peace of mind with private care, despite the cost implications.