definitive treatment

definitive treatment

any therapy generally accepted as a specific cure of a disease. Compare expectant treatment, palliative treatment.
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The standard waiting time for starting definitive treatment within 62 days was not met by South Tyneside and Gateshead trusts in June, latest figures from NHS England show.
The standard waiting time for beginning definitive treatment within 62 days was not met at two trusts in the region in June, latest figures from NHS England show.
The proportion of patients starting their first definitive treatment within 62 days varies from 66.
In the last 12 months, 5,732 people newly diagnosed with cancer started definitive treatment within the target time of 62 days.
8%) who were newly diagnosed with cancer started definitive treatment within the target time of 31 days.
NHS guidelines stipulate that 85% of patients should wait a maximum of 62 days to begin their first definitive treatment following an urgent referral for suspected cancer from their GP, but only 83.
2) In patients with moderate to severe symptoms, surgical intervention is the definitive treatment.
It is not only the definitive treatment of the MI Garand rifle but a landmark in firearms publishing.
Difficulty in obtaining a complete history can delay diagnosis and definitive treatment.
This new approach will also benefit patients beyond their first definitive treatment.
In addition, 95% of patients should be waiting less than 26 weeks and for no patient to be waiting over 36 weeks from the date the referral was received in the hospital to the start of definitive treatment.
At present, the child's life is being sustained by weekly blood transfusions at his home in Payyannur, Kerala, but his doctors have recommended a bone-marrow transplant, which is the definitive treatment for this condition.