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Most cancer surgeries done within a month

Posted 02 October 2014

A report released today by the National Health Performance Authority has found that most Victorian hospitals complete at least 90 percent of malignant cancer surgeries within 30 days.

Hospital Performance: Cancer surgery waiting times in public hospitals in 2012-13 finds that, nationwide, most patients with malignant bowel, breast or lung cancer receive surgery within 30 days, but some patients wait longer. The NHPA findings are consistent with Victorian public hospitals' strong performance in admitting category 1 patients for elective surgery.

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