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)

99%

50% of patients are treated within

7Days

90% of patients are treated within

14Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

13177

13352

13633

14738

14282

15186

14917

15652

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 28 Days

11
29
7
21
7
20
7
18
7
15
6
14
7
14
7
14

% Meeting Benchmark

90
96
97
97
98
98
99
99