• 2,500 women
    were determined to be at high risk for breast cancer by the High Risk Screening Program in Ontario in 2014
  • 84%
    of cancer patients saw a registered dietitian at a regional cancer centre within 14 days of referral in 2015
  • 72%
    of stage III colon cancer patients received chemotherapy within 60 days after surgery
  • 84%
    of all cancer surgery patients received their consult within the recommended wait time in 2015, and 88% received their surgery within the recommend wait time
  • 29%
    of patients with oropharynx cancer and 20% with cervical cancer visited the emergency department while undergoing a course of curative radiation therapy between 2012 and 2015
  • 44%
    of breast cancer patients, 48% of colon cancer patients and 62% of lymphoma patients visited the emergency department or were admitted to hospital at least once while receiving chemotherapy
  • About 25%
    of patients who undergo lung, prostate and colorectal surgery have an unplanned hospital visit following cancer surgery
  • 64%
    of cancer patients had a first consult with an outpatient palliative care team within 14 days of referral in 2015
  • 40%
    of cancer patients visited the emergency department in the last 2 weeks of life in 2012
  • 361,991
    unique patients were screened for symptom severity using ESAS in 2015, representing 60% of patients
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Methodology and Approach

 
Approach Arrow inside box = Performance trend over time
No arrow = No time trend

Hierarchy (using time trend information):
  • Arrow used if it has significance. If not, then
    • Confidence Intervals used. If not, then
      • 2% difference used. If no time trend, then
        • No arrow
Methdology

If desired direction is up:

UP ARROW = Increase in performance over the previous periods identified (moving in the “right” direction)

STRAIGHT ARROW = No increase or decrease in performance over the previous periods identified

DOWN ARROW = Decrease in performance over the previous periods identified (moving in the “wrong” direction)


If desired direction is down:

DOWN ARROW = Increase in performance over the previous periods identified (moving in the “right” direction)

STRAIGHT ARROW = There was no increase or decrease in performance over the previous periods identified.

UP ARROW = There was a decrease in performance over the previous periods identified (moving in the “wrong” direction)
Trend Arrow Assignment

Approach Colour of Box = Performance against “target”

Hierarchy
  • Colour used if there is a current target. If none, then
    • Ultimate Target or Aim Goal used. If none, then
      • Benchmark/Comparison used, if none, then
        • Grey box used

Methodology
Green: Exceeding or at* target. If no target, then at* or surpassing recognized benchmark and reasonably consistent across regions.

*At target/benchmark is defined as overlapping confidence intervals or if no confidence intervals, within (≤ 5–10%).

Yellow: Below target but approaching (based on CI or ≤10–15%) or notable regional variation or indicator that program flagged for needing provincial improvement.

Red: Below 15% of target but must take into account directionality, whether performance is improving overall, and efforts of program to improve performance.

Colour Assignment