Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Prostate 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

Start time is decision to treat. Includes patient unavailable days. Includes biopsy as sole procedure. Includes patients on neoadjuvant therapy.

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

633

567

546

571

50/90th Percentile

No data available
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