Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Hip Replacement

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Benchmark

Within 26 weeks (182 days)

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes all total hip replacements (primary and revision); bilateral joint replacements count as a single wait * Includes all priority levels * Excludes emergency cases * Excludes elective partial hip replacements and hip resurfacing techniques * Excludes days when patient was unavailable

Definition

The number of days a patient waited, from the booking date to the date the patient received a planned total hip replacement. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.

Exceptions

*Includes elective partial hip replacements

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (182 Days)

83%

50% of patients are treated within

93Days

90% of patients are treated within

209Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

No data available

1475

1481

1673

1838

1865

1890

1895

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 182 Days

103
255
93
250
104
268
101
290
90
245
108
252
90
204
93
209

% Meeting Benchmark

77
81
78
80
84
80
87
83