Diagnostics waiting times and activity - December 2012 Data are published on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests for the…
Diagnostics waiting times and activity - December 2012
Data are published on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests for the month of December 2012. The key points are:
- At the end of December 2012, there were 618,000 patients still waiting for one of 15 key diagnostic tests, and of these 6,827 were waiting 6 weeks or over from referral. The number waiting 6 weeks or longer shows an increase of 2,170 from November 2012, but a decrease of 1,150 from December 2011.
- The 6,827 waiting over 6 weeks or longer represents 1.1% of all patients waiting for a test. This compares to 0.7% at the end of November 2012 and 1.4% at the end of December 2011.
- In total, 1,268,000 of the 15 key diagnostic tests were performed during December 2012, which is an increase of 42,000 on same period last year.
- Tables 1 and 2 show latest figures on waiting times and activity by test. Table 3 and Graph 1 show trends in waiting times for diagnostic tests.
Detailed tables by provider and commissioner are attached or can be found on the Department of Health website.