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

No Exceptions

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (48 Hours)

85%

50% of patients are treated within

21Hours

90% of patients are treated within

56Hours

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

407

448

388

435

294

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 48 Hours

24
77
22
67
26
68
22
60
21
56

% Meeting Benchmark

76
82
76
85
85