Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Colorectal Cancer Surgery

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Benchmark

No benchmark established

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 or older *Includes all cancer surgeries for proven and suspected cases *Includes all cancer surgery for new and recurrent/metastatic cancers *Excludes biopsies as the sole procedure *Excludes patient unavailable days *Excludes patients on neo-adjuvant therapy *Excludes emergency cases *Excludes closure of iliostomy/colostomy *Excludes cancer of the stomach or small intestine

Definition

The number of days that patients waited between the booking date and the date of cancer surgery. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.

Exceptions

Prior to 2019, biopsies as the sole procedure, patients on neoadjuvant therapy and patient unavailable days were included. Includes cancer of the small intestine. Starting with 2019 data, a new method is being used which identifies more proven and suspected cancer cases

Trend over Time

20152016201720182019

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

495

419

473

472

739

50/90th Percentile

27
70
27
68
28
67
23
56
24
52