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)

98%

50% of patients are treated within

8Days

90% of patients are treated within

19Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

No data available

39948

41203

42282

42202

44434

50/90th Percentile

No data available
No data available
No data available
8
21
7
19
7
18
7
18
8
19

% Meeting Benchmark

98
97
97
97
98
98