Percentage of patient pathways waiting to start treatment within target time by month and grouped weeks
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TitleCombined Referral to Treatment waiting times - patient pathways open (September 2011 onwards)
Last update9 March 2017
Next update20 April 2017
Publishing organisationWelsh Government
Source 1Referral to treatment times (RTT), 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 data on referral to treatment waiting times for patient pathways waiting (open pathway) by grouped weeks.
In March 2016, we changed some of the terminology used in referral to treatment reporting. Previously, when publishing these statistics, we used the terminology ‘patients’. However, some users misinterpreted this as unique patients. It is possible that a person could be on a number of different lists waiting for different conditions – i.e. there would be one patient but more than one pathway. Due to the RTT dataset being an aggregate data collection we’re not able to measure the number of unique patients. Therefore, we are using the terminology ‘patient pathways’, to better reflect the fact that one person can be on multiple waiting lists. The methodology use to measure and calculate these statistics has not changed. This is also more consistent with the other nations of the UK in their reporting of RTT.
From April 2016, there has been a change in the treatment function codes submitted by the local health boards.
Data collection and calculationPlease find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.
Frequency of publicationMonthly
Data reference periodsSeptember 2011 onwards
Users, uses and contextPlease find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.
Revisions informationBetsi Cadwaladr have not submitted data for paediatric surgery in January, while figures for November and December may not be accurate. The health board are investigating the issue, and hope to resubmit data for these three months, which will include data for January, before the next update.
Statistical qualityPlease find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.
WeblinksThe most recent statistical release can be found on the following weblink: