Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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CT Scan

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Benchmark

No benchmark established

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older* Includes diagnostic scans (inpatient and/or outpatient)*Includes all priority levels*Excludes routine follow-up scans*Excludes mammography screening and prenatal screening

Definition

The number of days a patient waited, from the date the order/requisition was received to the date the patient received the CT scan

Exceptions

Excludes inpatients. Includes routine follow-up scans for Western, Northern and Eastern Zones. Excludes CT scans performed at IWK Health Centre

Trend over Time

20132014201520162017

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

32899

33218

33563

35107

34557

50/90th Percentile

19
64
21
63
21
74
26
77
30
92