Lung 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

In 2020, volumes and wait times were updated for 2013-18.

Trend over Time

20152016201720182019

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

339

375

407

420

485

50/90th Percentile

18
49
19
50
27
62
25
62
22
60