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More than 90% of urgent cancer referrals seen within two weeks

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:591
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    More than 90% of patients in England urgently referred to a hospital specialist for any suspected cancer were seen within two weeks, although there was considerable variation between different regions, according to figures published last week.

    Referral figures for April to June 2001 showed that 92.4% of patients with urgent referrals for cancer were seen by a specialist within two weeks. The findings, which applied to patients whose referrals were received by hospitals within 24 hours of seeing their GPs, indicated that many hospitals are meeting the two week target set out in the national …

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