TITLE

Do richer provinces have shorter waiting times to see specialists?

AUTHOR(S)
Baerlocher, Mark O.; Detsky, Allan S.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/14/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 4, p447
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents findings of a study on patients' waiting time for referrals to a specialist in Canada. The study is based on the 2004 National Physician Survey Database. The database identified provinces with the longest wait times for referrals to specialists. According to the study, there are other factors affecting the efficiency of provincial health care systems.
ACCESSION #
19777025

 

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