Change in diagnosis timesis an indicator of
This indicator measures the change in diagnosis times for patients. Apart from Diagnostic waiting times, NHS England also publishes on Referral to Treatment (RTT) waiting times, of which Diagnostic waiting times is a key part. RTT waiting times measure the patients full waiting time from GP Referral to Treatment, which may include a diagnostic test. Therefore, ensuring patients receive their diagnostic test within 6 weeks is vital to ensuring the delivery of the RTT waiting times standard of 18 weeks. Diagnostics waiting times and activity data is collected through 3 collections: Monthly Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity Quarterly Diagnostics Waiting Times Annual Imaging and Radiodiagnostics data. To effectively measure how much change has occurred this indicator should collect data from before and after the intervention.