Issue #11 Wait Times

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Issue #11: Wait Times

Canadians have unequal access to needed surgical interventions and diagnostic imaging. They too often face health deterioration because of significant wait times. This can be particularly true in rural, remote, Northern and Indigenous communities.

Recommendation #37: Prioritize Investment into Key Areas

Prioritize heart and bypass surgeries, orthopedic repair including knee and hip replacements, cancer care, CT and MRI scans.

Recommendation #38: CIHI Benchmarking

Establish benchmarking for wait times by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) for bypass surgery, CT and MRI scans, and cancer surgery, none of which are currently measured.

Recommendation #39: Non-Urban Diagnostic Imaging

Develop surgical and diagnostic imaging capacity to better serve rural and remote, Northern, and Indigenous communities.

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