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Benchmark

Within 16 weeks (112 days) The pan-Canadian benchmark specifies surgery within 16 weeks (112 days) for patients who are at high risk. There is not yet consensus on a definition of "high risk," so the benchmark is applied across all priority levels.

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes first eye only; bilateral cataract removal counts as a single wait * Includes all priority levels * Excludes emergency cases * Excludes days when patient was unavailable

Definition

The number of days a patient waited, from the booking date to the date the patient received cataract surgery. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.

Exceptions

Includes second eye. Prior to 2015, patient with unavailable days were excluded

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (112 Days)

92%

50% of patients are treated within

70Days

90% of patients are treated within

102Days

Trend over Time

20122013201420152016

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

641

806

879

906

886

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 112 Days

56
214
101
235
109
160
54
134
70
102

% Meeting Benchmark

67
54
51
87
92