waiting time


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waiting time

The time an NHS patient waits (in days) between when a consultant decides that further action—e.g., routine appointment, hospital admission for a procedure, etc.—is needed and the patient is placed on a waiting list, and the date the further action actually occurs.
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The report, Elective surgery waiting times 2014-15: Australian hospital statistics, shows that between 2013-14 and 2014-15, the time within which 50% of patients were admitted (median waiting time) for elective procedures decreased from 36 days to 35 days.
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.
Many studies employ the division-based broadcasting technique, which reduces waiting time by dividing data into several segments and frequently broadcasting the precedent segments.
Unfortunately, today, we see Arrowe Park hospital missing its emergency waiting time targets for a second time.
Cwm Taf Health Board, which covers Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr, said the audiology department is working "tirelessly" to reduce the estimated waiting time which stands at 73 weeks.
Manchester is fastestwith a waiting time of 16 minutes 15 seconds, followed by Birmingham, at 17 minutes 49 seconds, and London City, at 18 minutes 13 seconds.
ABU DHABI - Waiting time for healthcare services across most specialities in the emirate, both walk-in and appointment, was significantly reduced last year.
We do recognise there is further work to do to ensure all our patients are seen within the national waiting time standards.
LDP IT WAS no surprise that Labour leapt on the latest hospital waiting time figures with almost unseemly enthusiasm, given that Prime Minister David Cameron pledged only a couple of days ago to do all he could to prevent any unacceptable delays for patients.
The National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom has recommended no more than 4 weeks waiting time for surgery in RCC patients.
Ms Shortall said figures show the average waiting time for Jobseekers Allowance is more than five weeks with 16 social welfare offices having a waiting time longer than this.
The new figures show the progress in reducing waiting times and we are on track to achieve a total waiting time of 18 weeks from referral to treatment by 2008.