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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

No Exceptions

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (182 Days)

73%

50% of patients are treated within

116Days

90% of patients are treated within

291Days

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

26603

28402

28524

29583

31407

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 182 Days

107
271
105
264
100
257
109
264
116
291

% Meeting Benchmark

76
77
78
77
73