Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Hip Replacement

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Benchmark

Within 26 weeks (182 days)

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes all total hip replacements (primary and revision); bilateral joint replacements count as a single wait * Includes all priority levels * Excludes emergency cases * Excludes elective partial hip replacements and hip resurfacing techniques * Excludes days when patient was unavailable

Definition

The number of days a patient waited, from the booking date to the date the patient received a planned total hip replacement. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.

Exceptions

*Note: Volumes and wait times have been updated for 2011 to 2014.

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (182 Days)

52%

50% of patients are treated within

173Days

90% of patients are treated within

611Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

486

525

548

459

456

523

532

575

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 182 Days

201
642
178
543
160
512
172
498
197
547
181
534
179
569
173
611

% Meeting Benchmark

45
51
57
53
47
50
51
52