Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Lung 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

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. 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)

296

290

309

314

382

50/90th Percentile

31
62
33
63
29
57
34
69
21
47