Systemic changes needed to resolve queues

Kondro, Wayne
August 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p343
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of systemic changes to the health care system in Canada to reduce wait time for services. Some of the elements of the recommended transformation are: use of common regional wait lists; prioritization of patients by acuity and concomitant slotting for intervention and identification of additional priority areas where benchmarking is necessary. The plan to reduce wait time is prioritized in 5 areas: cancer, cardiac, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration.


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