The NHS in Wales is to abandon waiting-list targets and focus on waiting times.The move was confirmed by health minister Jane Hutt while speaking at the Innovations in Care conference in Cardiff last week.She also said the new measures will be phased in over the next year, with waits for routine heart surgery cut to 12 months by 2002.'If performance is measured solely on the basis of changes in waiting-list numbers, there is a danger that little attention will be paid to improvements in the quantity or quality of services, ' she said.