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. As there is a lack of comparability in urgency levels, provinces are reporting the percentage of patients treated within six months.

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

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (182 Days*)

No benchmark established

50% of patients are treated within

7Days*

90% of patients are treated within

66Days*

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

206

208

155

158

163

50/90th Percentile

5
58
6
30
6
61
9
92
7
66

% Meeting Benchmark