Benchmarks for treatment and wait time in
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Knee Replacement

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Benchmark

Within 26 weeks (182 days)

Timeframe

April 1 to September 30

Definition, Population, Exceptions

Population

Age 18 and older * Includes all total knee replacements (primary and revision); bilateral joint replacements count 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 a planned total knee replacement. Booking date is when the patient and the appropriate physician agree to a service, and the patient is ready to receive it.

Exceptions

The start date is when the booking forms are received by the surgical booking office.

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (182 Days)

56%

50% of patients are treated within

168Days

90% of patients are treated within

355Days

Trend over Time

20142015201620172018

Number of patients included in wait time calculation

(April 1 – Sept 30)

1417

1202

1139

1289

1310

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 182 Days

70
193
62
130
109
240
142
310
168
355

% Meeting Benchmark

89
99
73
61
56