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Wales publishes waiting times for diagnostic tests

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7539.444-e (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:444
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    More than 2000 patients in Wales have been waiting longer than 36 weeks for radiology tests, and almost 4000 have been waiting the same length of time to see a foot specialist.

    The figures were published by the Welsh Assembly, which said that Wales was the first UK country to publish waiting times for diagnostic tests and various types of therapy such as occupational therapy and speech therapy.

    The figures show that overall around 85% of patients have been waiting less than 36 weeks for investigations and therapy services—the target waiting time set for March …

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