Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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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)

97%

50% of patients are treated within

8Days

90% of patients are treated within

19Days

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

40677

41877

42202

43767

44547

50/90th Percentile

7
19
7
18
7
18
7
18
8
19

% Meeting Benchmark

97
97
98
98
97