Cancer treatment target is missed for first timeBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3679 (Published 02 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3679
- Zosia Kmietowicz
- 1The BMJ
More than a third of trusts in England missed the target to begin the first definitive treatment of at least 85% of patients within 62 days of an urgent referral from their GP for suspected cancer in the last quarter of 2013-14, show the latest figures from NHS England.
Between January and March 2014 30 967 patients began first definitive treatment for cancer after an urgent GP referral, and 84.4% were treated within two …