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 knee 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 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

Includes unicondylar knee replacements. Prior to 2014, patient unavailable days were included

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (182 Days)

77%

50% of patients are treated within

113Days

90% of patients are treated within

253Days

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

2850

2962

2922

3108

3174

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 182 Days

104
301
127
294
99
238
106
237
113
253

% Meeting Benchmark

79
72
81
79
77