Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Radiation Therapy

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Benchmark

Within 4 weeks (28 days) of a patient being ready to treat.

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes all referrals to start or initiate radiation treatment * Includes all priority levels and all cancer types rolled up

Definition

The number of days a patient waited, from the date the patient was ready to treat to the date of the first radiation therapy treatment.

Exceptions

No Exceptions

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (28 Days)

98%

50% of patients are treated within

9Days

90% of patients are treated within

21Days

Trend over Time

20152016201720182019

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

3897

4071

4065

4240

4534

50/90th Percentile

7
20
7
20
6
18
7
19
9
21

% Meeting Benchmark

98
99
99
100
98