Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Knee 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 knee replacements (primary and revision); bilateral joint replacements count as a single wait * Includes all priority levels * Excludes emergency cases * 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 knee replacement. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.

Exceptions

May exclude some patelloplasty procedures.

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (182 Days)

66%

50% of patients are treated within

131Days

90% of patients are treated within

298Days

Trend over Time

20142015201620172018

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

2922

3108

3174

3035

3287

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 182 Days

99
238
106
237
113
253
143
280
131
298

% Meeting Benchmark

81
79
77
67
66