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Provincial Wait Time Benchmark Update

Provincial Wait Time Benchmark Update
Q1/Q2 2015-2016

Provincial wait time information from April 1 to September 30 (Q1/Q2) of 2015-2016 shows that benchmark performance in Newfoundland and Labrador continues to be strong. On average 95 per cent of patients accessed care within the recommended time frames, which is above the national target of 90 per cent.

Provincial data results for these first two quarters combined show that:

  • Almost all (99%) of newly diagnosed cancer patients commenced radiation treatment within the 28 day benchmark;
  • Almost all (98%) of cardiac bypass surgeries were performed within the 182 day benchmark;
  • More than nine out of 10 (96%) cataract cases on the first eye were performed within 112 days;
  • More than nine out of 10 (94%) hip replacements were completed within the recommended benchmark of 182 days;
  • Nearly nine out of 10 (87%) knee replacements were completed within the recommended benchmark of 182 days; and,
  • Nine out of 10 (92%) patients underwent hip fracture surgery within the benchmark of 48 hours.

Provincial Wait Times Data
2015-16 Quarters 1 and 2: April 1 to September 30, 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador Wait Times (April - September, 2015-2016)
Service Area Pan-Canadian Benchmarks 50th
Percentile
Wait Time
90th
Percentile
Wait Time
Percent
Within
 Benchmark
Curative Radiotherapy
Within 4 weeks (28 days) of being ready to treat
  • 13 days
  • 20 days
  • 99%
Coronary Bypass Surgery (CABG) Level 1, 2, 3 combined (182 days)
  • 9 days
  • 134 days
  • 98%
Cataracts
(First Eye)
Within 16 weeks (112 days) for patients who are at high risk.
  • 40 days
  • 97 days
  • 96%
Hip Replacement Within 26 weeks (182 days)
  • 83 days
  • 173 days
  • 94%
Knee Replacement Within 26 weeks (182 days)
  • 99 days
  • 186 days
  • 87%
Hip Fracture
Repair
Fixation within 48 hours
  • 24 hrs 12 min
  • 45 hrs 47 min
  • 92%
Source: Regional Health Authorities (RHAs), Newfoundland and Labrador
Notes: In keeping with data standards, outliers or cases that do not comply with the standard wait time definitions are excluded from cataract wait time calculations and Eastern and Central Health are working to address this.
Date: January 14, 2014

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