Wait times at the MUHC. 2: selected divisions of the departments of medicine and surgery. Supplement to report no 26 "Wait times at the MUHC 1"

Erickson L, McGregor M
Record ID 32006001042
Authors' objectives:

In the previous report, entitled "Wait times at the MUHC. 1", we reviewed wait times in the five priority areas identified by the Canadian Ministers of Health. The present document is an extension of this report in which we review the wait times experienced by adult patients for consultations and procedures in various specialty areas within the Departments of Medicine and Surgery of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).

Authors' recommendations: Wait times that reflect bottlenecks to patient flow and result in significant limitation of patient access to health care have been identified in five Divisions of the Department of Medicine. Borderline wait times were found in the Department of General Surgery. Accordingly, technology assessment unit will now engage with these departments in an endeavour to identify the specific components that are causing the excessive wait times. The necessary measures to bring about a reduction in wait times will be identified and where additional resources are necessary the cost of their provision will be estimated. Where the causes lie outside the MUHC they will be identified so that where appropriate, representations can be made to the health authorities to achieve correction.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2006
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Time Factors
  • Waiting Lists
Organisation Name: Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Contact Address: Technology Assessment Unit of the MUHC, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE), Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, 5252 boul. de Maisonneuve, Bureau 3F.50, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3S5
Contact Name: nandini.dendukuri@mcgill.ca
Contact Email: nandini.dendukuri@mcgill.ca
Copyright: Technology Assessment Unit of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
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