Routes to Diagnosis

Routes to Diagnosis

The Routes to Diagnosis visualisations are a collection of interactive graphs showing the results of the Routes to Diagnosis study from Public Health England.

Routes to Diagnosis is an annual study from Public Health England exploring the routes that patients take through the healthcare system before receiving a diagnosis of cancer.  Patients are diagnosed via one of eight specified routes: screening, two week wait referral, GP referral, outpatient diagnosis, inpatient diagnosis, emergency presentation, via a death certificate only, or via an unknown route. The visualisations allow users to explore the latest publication of data from 2016. Graphs show the proportion of patients’ diagnoses via each route, as well as survival rates by type of cancer and type of route, and the type of treatment received.

These charts have been produced in a joint collaboration between PHE and HDI.