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)

98%

50% of patients are treated within

12Days

90% of patients are treated within

24Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

198

199

215

228

186

216

247

224

50/90th Percentile

7
19
9
23
14
23
13
23
12
22
15
28
14
28
12
24

% Meeting Benchmark

100
95
97
96
99
92
90
98