International research sheds light on waiting times

May 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/11/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 10, p1526
Academic Journal
Focuses on problems with waiting times for elective surgery in countries reported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Link between the increase in the number of practicing physicians with the reduction of median waiting times in health care; Discussion on factors affecting waiting times, including low supply of acute care beds in hospitals; Significance of activity-based funding for hospitals to help reduce waiting times.


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