Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) diagnosis and treatment statistics

Patient Experience

Leukaemia (CML) patients rating their care very good or excellent, 2014, England

86% of leukaemia (CML) patients rate their care as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.[1] Patient experience varies with individual needs and concerns, which are influenced by many aspects of personal background, disease characteristics and the care environment.

77% of patients were given the name of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in charge of their care.[1] Being given the name of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in charge of a patients’ care is the factor most likely to be associated with high patient satisfaction scores.[2]

64% said they saw their GP once or twice before being told they had to go to hospital.[1] How often a patient sees their GP before being referred to hospital varies by cancer type depending on ease of diagnosis.[3]

For leukaemia (CML) the proportion that said they saw their GP once or twice before being told they had to go to hospital is similar to the average for all cancer patients.[1]

Spotting cancer early is important for improving survival so it is important that patients with potential cancer symptoms are referred for tests promptly.

Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (C92.1), Patient Experience Survey, by Sex, England, 2014

Female Male Persons
Percentage of patients treated for cancer who visited their GP once or twice about the health problem caused by their cancer 57.6% 69.8% 64.4%
Percentage of patients treated for cancer who said they were given the name of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in charge of their care 76.1% 77.6% 76.9%
Percentage of patients treated for cancer who rated their overall care as excellent or very good 82.6% 87.9% 85.6%

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