Wait times at the MUHC. No: 3 fracture management.

McGregor M, Atwood CV
Record ID 32008100097
Authors' objectives:

This report on the delays experienced by patients before surgical correction of fractures in the MUHC is one of a series of studies on wait times requested by the Director General and CEO, Dr. Arthur Porter. It concerns only the management of acute, non-emergent, non-pathological, primary fractures.

Authors' recommendations: It is recommended:1). That the MUHC urgently inform the Agence and the MSSS of the present egregious state of affairs and request urgent authority to open an additional operating room.2). That an urgent request be made for the immediate award of one additional anaesthetist PREM, and one orthopedic PREM.3). That as an interim short term solution, the hospital should hold the fracture room open after 3 p.m. and request the Department of Orthopedics to make every effort to eliminate excessive wait times by scheduling cases in the available evening operating room space. This step should be reviewed after four weeks, and the request withdrawn if there has been no real progress in the opening of an additional operating room.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Canada
  • 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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