Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Within 16 weeks (112 days) The pan-Canadian benchmark specifies surgery within 16 weeks (112 days) for patients who are at high risk. There is not yet consensus on a definition of "high risk," so the benchmark is applied across all priority levels.

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes first eye only; bilateral cataract removal counts as a single wait * Includes all priority levels * Excludes emergency cases * Excludes days when patient was unavailable

Definition

The number of days a patient waited, from the booking date to the date the patient received cataract surgery. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.

Exceptions

Includes results from the Misericordia Health Centre and Western Surgery Centre only, representing approximately 83% of total cataract surgeries in the province. Wait times for the second eye were excluded for the first time in 2015. Prior to 2015, patient unavailable days were included

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (112 Days)

34%

50% of patients are treated within

148Days

90% of patients are treated within

289Days

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

4541

4975

4292

3173

2915

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 112 Days

87
257
86
247
78
205
122
239
148
289

% Meeting Benchmark

61
62
63
41
34