Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Radiation Therapy

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Benchmark

Within 4 weeks (28 days) of a patient being ready to treat.

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes all referrals to start or initiate radiation treatment * Includes all priority levels and all cancer types rolled up

Definition

The number of days a patient waited, from the date the patient was ready to treat to the date of the first radiation therapy treatment.

Exceptions

No Exceptions

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (28 Days)

94%

50% of patients are treated within

10Days

90% of patients are treated within

25Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

1330

1367

1376

1396

1373

1366

1439

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 28 Days

Data not comparable
21
49
12
35
13
34
9
29
10
28
14
31
10
25

% Meeting Benchmark

62
85
83
89
90
88
94