Waiting Times for Substance Use Treatment in Scotland, Oct.-Dec. 2013

"Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times
"In October-December 2013, 97.2% of the 7,412 people who began alcohol treatment waited 3 weeks or less from the date of referral (Table 3).
"• 90% of people who started treatment in October-December 2013 waited 17 days or less (Table 1).
"• In all NHS Boards in Scotland, except NHS Highland, at least 90% of people who started alcohol treatment waited 3 weeks or less (Table 3).
"Of the 1,532 people in Scotland still waiting to start alcohol treatment at end of December 2013:
"• Approximately 1.8% (27 people) had waited more than 6 weeks (Table 6).
"• In all NHS Boards in Scotland, at least 90% of people with ongoing waits for alcohol treatment had been waiting 6 weeks or less (Table 6).
"Drug Treatment Waiting Times
"In October-December 2013, of the 4,152 people who began drug treatment, 94.6% waited 3 weeks or less (Table 3).
"• 90% of people who started treatment in October-December 2013 waited 18 days or less. (Table 1).
"• In all NHS Boards in Scotland, except NHS Highland, at least 90% of people starting drug treatment waited 3 weeks or less (Table 3).
"Of the 996 people who were still waiting to start drug treatment at the end of December 2013:
"• Approximately 4.3% (43 people) had waited more than 6 weeks (Table 6).
"• In all NHS Boards in Scotland, except NHS Tayside, at least 90% of people with ongoing waits for drug treatment had been waiting 6 weeks or less (Table 6)."

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Scottish Government, "National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times Report" (Edinburgh, Scotland: Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, March 25, 2014), p. 5.
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