Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Hip Fracture Repair

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Benchmark

Within 48 hours

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Excludes in-hospital hip fractures * Excludes cases with no hip fracture surgery following a hip fracture in the same year * Includes patients discharged from ED 24 hours or less prior to the inpatient admission

Definition

The number of hours the patient waited, from the time of first inpatient admission with a hip fracture (index admission) to the time the patient received hip fracture repair surgery

Exceptions

Due to an updated methodology, volumes for 2017 are not comparable with those for previous years

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (48 Hours)

87%

50% of patients are treated within

21Hours

90% of patients are treated within

55Hours

Trend over Time

20132014201520162017

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

448

388

435

294

483

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 48 Hours

22
67
26
68
22
60
21
56
21
55

% Meeting Benchmark

82
76
85
85
87