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Table 6 Cwm Taf in comparison with other sites that have implemented a version of the Rapid Diagnostic Clinic

From: Setting up a rapid diagnostic clinic for patients with vague symptoms of cancer: a mixed method process evaluation study

  Cwm Taf ACE-MDC Oxford SCAN GSTT RADC
Cancer diagnosis rate 7.3–12.3% 8% overall
(4–11% within sites)
10% 7%
Time to RDC appointment (days) Mean 13.9
Median 12
Median 8 Mean 10.2
Time to start of cancer treatment (days) Mean 40
Median 34
Median 19 27a Mean 43
  1. ACE-MDC Accelerate, Co-ordinate, Evaluate Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Centres, Oxford SCAN Oxford Suspected CANcer pathway, GSTT RADC Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust Rapid Access Diagnostic Clinic
  2. a Unclear whether this figure is for a median or mean number