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 patient unavailable days

Proportion of Patients Receiving Care within Benchmark (28 Days)

97%

50% of patients are treated within

8Days

90% of patients are treated within

20Days

Trend over Time

20082009201020112012201320142015

Number of patients treated

(April 1 – Sept 30)

781

832

891

998

992

1029

1081

1001

50/90th Percentile

Benchmark 28 Days

14
36
8
22
6
20
6
17
4
15
5
15
7
16
8
20

% Meeting Benchmark

81
97
97
99
98
98
97
97