Institute Quality Initiatives

Days Wait for New Patient Consults

Cleveland Clinic's target of scheduling new patients within 7 days works toward the goal of reducing time to treatment, the period of time between the diagnosis of cancer to the initiation of treatment. Reducing these wait times can decrease anxiety and stress patients have prior to the start of treatment.

Median New Patient Appointment Days Wait

2019

References

¹Khorana AA, Bolwell BJ. Reducing Time-to-Treatment for Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients. New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst. 2019 Feb.