There are two targets for the treatment of cancer patients in Scotland. From NHS Scotland for the period 1st July to 30th September 2020 :
The 62-day standard states that 95% of eligible patients should wait a maximum of 62 days from urgent suspicion of cancer referral to first cancer treatment. 87.3% of patients started treatment within the 62-day standard, compared to 84.1% in the previous quarter, and 83.3% for quarter ending September 2019.
The 31-day standard states that 95% of all patients should wait no more than 31 days from decision to treat to first cancer treatment. 98.4% of patients started treatment within the 31-day standard, compared with 97.1% in the previous quarter and 95.8% in the quarter ending September 2019.
I am not competent to say if either of these targets is more important than the other but you can be sure that Reporting Scotland and the Herald will decide to report on the 62-day standard, if at all, and ignore the 31-day standard.
I offer balance.