Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
Nova ScotiaExternal LinkGo to Nova Scotia ministry website

Bypass Surgery

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Benchmark

The pan-Canadian benchmark specifies surgery within 2 to 26 weeks (14 to 182 days), depending on how urgently care is needed. Because provincial urgency levels are not comparable, the percentage of patients treated within benchmark is not reported.

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes isolated CABG only * Includes all priority levels * Excludes emergency cases * For all priority levels * Excludes days when patient was unavailable

Definition

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

Exceptions

No Exceptions

Trend over Time

20152016201720182019

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

158

163

154

148

131

50/90th Percentile

9
92
7
66
8
30
3
27
7
43