Wednesday, 20 December 2017

NHS takes 40 days to diagnose patients with cancer, study finds

NHS takes 40 days to diagnose patients with cancer, study finds The average time for a patient in England to be diagnosed with cancer is 40 days, a new study suggests.

Health officials have set a target for all cancer patients to be diagnosed within 28 days by 2020.

The new study found that in 2014 the median number of days from first relevant presentation to the date of diagnosis was 40 days.

This ranged from 15 days to 86 days, according to the research published in the British Journal of General Practice. The Independent

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