Waiting times by month
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TitleDiagnostic and Therapy Services Waiting Times
Last update9 March 2017
Next update20 April 2017
Publishing organisationWelsh Government
Source 1Diagnostic and therapy services waiting times, NHS Wales Informatics Services (NWIS)
Lowest level of geographical disaggregationLocal health boards
Languages coveredEnglish and Welsh
Data licensingYou may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence
General descriptionThis table provides the current diagnostic and therapy services waiting times data.
Data collection and calculationPlease find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.
Frequency of publicationMonthly
Data reference periodsOctober 2009 onwards
Users, uses and contextPlease find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.
Revisions informationDecember 2016 Diagnostic Endoscopy figures for Betsi Cadwaladr health board have been resubmitted since the last update.
Statistical qualityPlease find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.
Due to a data issue, figures for nuclear medicine for Aneurin Bevan were under reported between February 2015 and July 2015 inclusive. During these months data for Myocardial Perfusion Scans were not reported under nuclear medicine, whereas outside of these months this test was included under nuclear medicine. Therefore, the decrease in patients seen in February 2015 and the increase seen in August 2015 were due to the way the data were reported, rather than changes in actual numbers of patients. This has caused a difference of approximately 350-400 patients each month, and approximately 150 to 190 of these each month were waiting 8 weeks or longer for their scan. Therefore the exclusion of these patients slightly improves the Welsh performance against the standard.
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