NHS waiting times for elective care in England – National Audit Office – 23 January 2014

Posted on January 23, 2014. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: , , , |

NHS waiting times for elective care in England – National Audit Office – 23 January 2014

“The National Audit Office has highlighted the increasing challenge to the NHS of sustaining the 18-week waiting time standard for elective care and the importance for trusts of having reliable performance information and shared good practice. Today’s report to Parliament concludes that value for money is being undermined by the problems with the completeness, consistency and accuracy of patient waiting time data; and by inconsistencies in the way that patient referrals to hospitals are managed.”

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Targeting Waiting Times – NZ Ministry of Health – 13 November 2013

Posted on November 27, 2013. Filed under: Emergency Medicine | Tags: |

Targeting Waiting Times – NZ Ministry of Health – 13 November 2013

“This publication looks at how district health boards and their staff are working to achieve the three health targets focused on patient access:

Shorter stays in emergency departments
Improved access to elective surgery
Shorter waits for cancer treatment.

Meeting the health targets requires whole-of-system improvements that span not just the hospital but primary and community providers as well.

The nine case studies in the booklet describe some of the initiatives, innovations, organisations and people that have contributed to sector improvements made in these health targets.”

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Wait Time Alliance for Timely Access to Health Care – Canada – June 2009 publications

Posted on June 23, 2009. Filed under: Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , , |

Wait Time Alliance for Timely Access to Health Care  –  Canada

Unfinished business: report card on wait times in Canada (June 2009)    12 p.

Technical Backgrounder for the 2009 Wait Time Alliance Report Card (June 2009)    8 p.

National physician diary study 2009: wait time results by national specialty society 18 p.

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Wait Watchers III: Order and Speed…Improving Access to Care through Innovations in Patient Flow 26 March 2009

Posted on April 29, 2009. Filed under: Patient Journey | Tags: , , |

Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations  26 March 2009

ACAHO Shines a Light on Innovative Solutions that Improve the “Order” and “Speed” in which Patients Access Care
The Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO), releases its third report on innovative wait times management strategies entitled “Wait Watchers III: Order and Speed…Improving Access to Care through Innovations in Patient Flow”.

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