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Urgent suspected cancer referrals conversion and detection rates

Urgent suspected cancer referrals conversion and detection rates

 

TCST were part of the team that has published the conversion rate and detection rate of urgent suspected cancer referrals, for England from 2009/10 onwards.  The results are presented for a choice of geography (Region, Alliance, STP, CCG) allowing comparisons of the rates for different referral types/cancer sites and periods.

 

This data is available with geographical breakdowns at:

https://www.cancerdata.nhs.uk/cwt_conversion_and_detection_by_cancer_site

https://www.cancerdata.nhs.uk/cwt_conversion_and_detection_by_geography

 

  • Urgent suspected cancer referrals (commonly known as two week wait referrals) are used to refer patients with possible cancer symptoms to secondary care for investigation and possible diagnosis.
  • Conversion rate is the percentage of urgent suspected cancer referrals which result in a diagnosis of cancer.
  • Detection rate is the percentage of cases recorded in the Cancer Waiting Times data as receiving a first treatment for cancer which resulted from an urgent suspected cancer referral.

This work uses data that has been provided by patients and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support. It is sourced from NHS Digital, and NHS England and NHS Improvement and collated, maintained and quality assured by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service, which is part of Public Health England.

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