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)

99%

50% of patients are treated within

13Days

90% of patients are treated within

20Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

823

811

783

967

936

789

368

1024

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 28 Days

No data available
9
33
14
27
14
26
8
19
14
25
14
23
13
20

% Meeting Benchmark

85
88
94
96
98
97
98
99