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 data from the Misericordia Health Centre and Western Surgery Centre in Winnipeg, approximately 85% of total MB volumes. This is the first time Western Surgery Centre has been included. The reduction in volume and change in wait time are due in part to the removal of second eyes beginning in 2015, which represent about 40% of the total volume. Use caution when comparing with previous years.

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (112 Days)

41%

50% of patients are treated within

122Days

90% of patients are treated within

239Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

4215

4320

4296

4519

4541

4975

4292

3173

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 112 Days

75
151
82
161
82
179
76
169
87
257
86
247
78
205
122
239

% Meeting Benchmark

77
80
70
71
61
62
63
41