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

Prior to 2014, patient unavailable days were included

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (28 Days)

94%

50% of patients are treated within

11Days

90% of patients are treated within

26Days

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

1396

1373

1366

1439

1622

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 28 Days

9
29
10
28
14
31
10
25
11
26

% Meeting Benchmark

89
90
88
94
94