Living with a serious medical condition is stressful. For your peace of mind, you expect to be taken seriously, diagnosed quickly and referred for treatment without delays. You value deep knowledge from experienced healthcare professionals who provide simple pathways to health.
Patient Advocacy Groups are constantly monitoring the lengths of waiting lists and lobbying for ways to speed up treatment for heart patients. In many countries, 90 days is the maximum period allowed before secondary care is referred. But when best practices are adopted that timeline can be much shorter. Unfortunately, however, it often ends up being much longer.