Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Benchmark

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.

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