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Wait Times for Knee Replacement (Percentiles)
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The number of days a patient waited, between the date when the patient and the appropriate physician agreed to a total knee replacement and the patient was ready to receive it, and the date the patient received a planned total knee replacement
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50th percentile means a time period that typical patients have to wait to receive care.

90th percentile means that provinces could treat 90% of patients within that time period.

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Health System Outputs: Access to comprehensive, high-quality health services

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Getting Better

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All provinces

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National, Province/Territory, Region

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http://waittimes.cihi.ca/All/knee

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The number of days a patient waited, between the date when the patient and the appropriate physician agreed to a total knee replacement and the patient was ready to receive it, and the date the patient received a planned total knee replacement
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This indicator is calculated based on provincial and national wait time data for the first two quarters of the fiscal year (April–September).

Measures:

Wait times are obtained by calculating

1. The number of days that half the patients in the sample received the surgery and half are still waiting (50th percentile)

2. The number of days that 90% of patients in the sample received the surgery and 10% are still waiting (90th percentile)

Unit of Analysis: Client or patient

Calculation of all-Canada estimates:

All-Canada Median and 90th Percentile Waits

The national estimate for the 50th and 90th percentiles was calculated using a weighted average of provincial submissions. Weights were calculated using provincially submitted surgical volumes.

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Number - 50th percentile, 90th percentile

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None

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Description:
1. The number of days that half the patients in the sample received the surgery and half are still waiting (50th percentile)

2. The number of days that 90% of patients in the sample received the surgery and 10% are still waiting (90th percentile)
Inclusions:
1. Age 18 and older

2. All total knee replacements (primary and revision); bilateral joint replacements count as a single wait

3. All priority levels
Exclusions:
1. Emergency cases

2. Knee resurfacing techniques

3. Days when patient was unavailable

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In 2004, Canada's first ministers agreed to work toward reducing wait times for five priority areas: cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration. CIHI was mandated to collect wait time information and monitor provincial progress in meeting benchmarks.

Many factors affect wait times, for example, availability of resources, efficiency of a particular facility, seasonal effects, volumes, patient choice, patient condition, follow-up care and/or treatment complexity.

This indicator can be used to help understand access to care and to know how provinces are performing in providing access to services.

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50th percentile means a time period that typical patients have to wait to receive care.

90th percentile means that provinces could treat 90% of patients within that time period.

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Health System Outputs: Access to comprehensive, high-quality health services

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Getting Better

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Within 26 weeks (182 days)

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Health Canada. A 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care. Health Canada. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hcs-sss/delivery-prestation/fptcollab/2004-fmm-rpm/index-eng.php. Updated September 16, 2004. Accessed June 7, 2013.

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Provincial Wait Times Registry, Data may come from various sources, depending on the province.

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Type of Year:
Fiscal
First Available Year:
2008
Last Available Year:
2016

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All provinces

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Every year

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URL: http://waittimes.cihi.ca/All/knee

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There may be some provincial exceptions to the standard methodology each year. For more information, visit the Wait Times website and view provincial exceptions (http://waittimes.cihi.ca/All/knee).

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Some provinces may have some exceptions and their methodology may be slightly different than the standard methodology. For more information, visit the Wait Times website and view provincial exceptions (http://waittimes.cihi.ca/All/knee).

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Since 2008, an increasing number of provinces have adapted to the standard methodology in order to increase the comparability of results. When comparing data for a particular province over time, attention should be given to the exceptions. For more information, visit the Wait Times website and view provincial exceptions (http://waittimes.cihi.ca/All/knee).

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