Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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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 MRI scan

Exceptions

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

Trend over Time

20132014201520162017

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

9109

10427

10319

11098

12469

50/90th Percentile

44
137
58
169
55
202
57
203
48
241