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.
April 1 to September 30
Definition, Population, Exceptions
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
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.
*Note: Volumes and wait times have been updated for 2011 to 2014.
Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (112 Days)
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What is the benchmark?
Benchmarks are defined here as "evidence-based goals each province or territory will strive to meet, while balancing other priorities aimed at providing quality care to Canadians. Benchmarks express the amount of time that clinical evidence show is appropriate to wait for a procedure."
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 until 2011. Given the longest benchmark does not truly reflect the experiences of patient who need urgent care, this measure will no longer be reported for 2012 and onwards.