Waiting lists for health care: A necessary evil ?

Davies, Richard F.
May 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/99, Vol. 160 Issue 10, p1469
Academic Journal
Editorial. Looks into the problems of waiting lists in the Canadian health care system. Reflection of inability of the health care system to deliver high-quality care; Data collected on coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) by the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario for the period of April 1, 1996 to March 31, 1997; Wastage of health care resources; Cost of waiting lists to patients; Responsibility of governments.


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