Targeting Shorter Waits For Cancer Treatment

Published online: 
01 April 2011


Health targets are a set of national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services. They provide a focus for action.

The impact they make can be measured to see how they are improving health for all New Zealanders.

The Government has identified reducing waiting times for radiotherapy as one of its priority health targets and this booklet looks at the progress being made to achieve this.

The target is that from January 2011, everyone needing radiation treatment will have this within four weeks of the first specialist oncology assessment.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    01 April 2011
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    01 April 2011
  • ISBN:
    978-0478-37486-5 (print), 978-0-478-37448-3 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2011. Targeting Shorter Waits For Cancer Treatment. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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