Radiation Therapy

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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

Excludes palliative cases.

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (28 Days)

100%

50% of patients are treated within

12Days

90% of patients are treated within

20Days

Trend over Time

20132014201520162017

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

384

368

357

393

428

50/90th Percentile

14
25
14
23
13
20
12
20
12
20

% Meeting Benchmark

97
98
99
100
100