2017 Canadian Wait Lists: Broken Down By Province…
In the 2 previous blogs this month, we gave a general overview of wait times for 2017 as well as a breakdown per specialty. This week we’d like to provide the breakdown for each province. The graph below indicates the wait time for each province broken down into: general practitioner (GP) to specialist, specialist to treatment and the total amount of time combined with these 2 factors.
Some of the changes in the first segment for a referral from a general practitioner (GP) to a specialist has risen from 9.4 weeks in 2016 to 10.2 weeks in 2017. This is 177% higher than what it was in 1993. The provinces where this increase has occurred are Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador.
In the second segment of seeing a specialist and actual treatment has also increased from 10.6 weeks in 2016 to 10.9 weeks in 2017. This is 95% higher than it was in 1993.
The overall wait time has increased in all provinces with the exclusion of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador where the wait time decreased slightly. Despite the decreases for these provinces, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are still leading the provinces with the longest wait times.
What causes these wait times? Come back next week for more information on likely reasons the wait lists have existed and continue to rise.
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