Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Knee 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 Knee replacements (primary and revision); bilateral joint replacements count as a single wait * Includes all priority levels * Excludes emergency cases * Excludes knee 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 knee 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)

36%

50% of patients are treated within

271Days

90% of patients are treated within

727Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

660

697

841

775

761

846

922

934

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 182 Days

213
647
195
576
218
582
252
573
302
598
272
632
251
734
271
727

% Meeting Benchmark

46
47
42
36
33
36
37
36