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Table 2 Mean Throughput time (workdays) in post measurement

From: Implementing large scale fast track diagnostics in a comprehensive cancer center, pre- and post-measurement data

   After 3 months After 3–6 months
  Objective for 95% Number of patients Mean access time (workdays) Mean throughput time (workdays) Number of patients Mean access time (workdays) Mean throughput time (workdays)
Colon/Rectum cancer suspicion 3 7 8 3 7 6,7 3
Colon/Rectum known cancer 1 34 7,4 1 33 7,2 1
Cervix 7 7 6,5 4,3 4 10,8 4,5
Ovary 7 13 10,5 5 5 13 4,3
Breast 1 244 5,3 1* 247 5,1 1*
Head and Neck 11 77 7 7,6 56 7,7 9,5
Liver 1 19 7,6 1,2 29 7,8 1
Esophagus/stomach 1 11 7,7 1 30 7,3 1,3
Kidney 1 32 12,4 1 32 7,8 1
Bladder 6 42 10,6 6 49 9,2 5,3
Prostate 1 to 6$ 132 12,7 4,5 135 16,2^ 4
Sarcoma 7 45 8,7 11 40 8,8 11,6
Suspicious skin spot 6 16 11,3 6 12 7,8 6,5
Total   679 8,2 3,4 679 8,7 3,3
  1. $Depending on if diagnosis with MRI is necessary
  2. *Provisionally diagnosis, PA confirmation within 5 workdays
  3. ^Long access time due to patients who just had a biopsy elsewhere. For good imaging we need at least 6 weeks between biopsy and MRI