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

Includes radiation treatments other than external beam.

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (28 Days)

98%

50% of patients are treated within

8Days

90% of patients are treated within

16Days

Trend over Time

20142015201620172018

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

14917

15652

15972

15740

16949

50/90th Percentile

7
14
7
14
7
15
8
15
8
16

% Meeting Benchmark

99
99
99
98
98