Systemic changes needed to resolve queues

Kondro, Wayne
August 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p343
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a report released by Dr. Brian Postl, CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, regarding the necessary changes to Canada's health care system to address the problem of queues. The budget allotted to address wait-time problems amounted to $5.5 billion. Some elements of the recommended changes include the use of common and regional wait lists, patient prioritization, outlay of $2.4 billion for health-related information technologies, and digitalization of diagnostic images.


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