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ontario fares better in wait times for medical treatment: report

by:Newland     2019-11-01
Toronto is a great place to live if you need a new knee and hip.
While many Canadians had to wait more than recommended times for certain types of surgery last year, the situation in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario was better than in the country as a whole, according to new data from the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI).
\"Ontario has remained fairly stable for years,\" said Tracy Johnson, director of CIHI\'s health systems analysis and emerging issues. The not-for-
The profit organization tracks the waiting time for surgery across Canada and its latest data, recorded between last April and.
30. One area that shows Canada\'s backwardness is joint replacement.
The recommended waiting time for knee and hip replacement is 182 days (26 weeks).
However, in the case of knee replacement, only 69% of patients underwent surgery within the specified time.
In the case of hips, 75% of the waiting time to reach the recommendation.
However, in Ontario, 79% of patients underwent knee replacement surgery within the recommended time frame.
In the case of hip replacement, 84% of patients underwent surgery within the specified time.
If you go deep into the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network, 96% of patients who require hip and joint replacement undergo surgery within the recommended 26 weeks.
The situation is worse in some provinces.
In Manitoba, Nova Scotia and P. E. I.
For example, only 49% of patients underwent hip replacement within the recommended time frame.
Knee replacement in PE. I.
Only 26% of patients met this standard.
The reason may be the size of Ontario and the materials needed to get the surgery better.
\"The larger provinces do have more resources to get efficiency with higher numbers,\" Johnson said . \".
In smaller communities, she said, the loss of an anesthesia therapist or surgeon could have a significant impact on waiting times.
But she also said the situation was complicated and there was no single answer to the differences between provinces.
Waiting time instead of waiting
Time benchmark: 182 days (26 weeks)No.
Number of Patients: 21,472 (Canada), 8,723 (Ontario), 1,330 (Toronto)
Patients receiving care within the benchmark range: 75% (Canada), 84% (Ontario), 96% (Toronto)
90% of patients were within 275 days (Canada), 230 days (Ontario), 137 days (Toronto)
Knee replacement waiting
Time benchmark: 182 days (26 weeks)No.
Number of Patients: 34,751 (Canada), 15,183 (Ontario), 1,783 (Toronto)
Patients receiving care within the benchmark range: 69% (Canada), 79% (Ontario), 96% (Toronto)
90% of patients were within 317 days (Canada), 285 days (Ontario), 146 days (Toronto)
Repair of hip fracture
Time benchmark: 48 hours (two days)No.
Number of Patients: 10,573 (Canada), 5,610 (Ontario)
Patients receiving care within the benchmark range: 88% (Canada), 87% (Ontario)
Patients treated within 52 hours accounted for 90% (Canada/Ontario)
Cataract surgery
Time benchmark: 112 days (16 weeks)No.
Number of Patients: 177,847 (Canada), 68,522 (Ontario)
Patients receiving care within the benchmark range: 70% (Canada), 70% (Ontario)
90% of patients were within 218 days (Canada), 222 days (Ontario)
Radiation therapy-
Time benchmark: 28 days (four weeks)No.
Number of Patients: 46,464 (Canada), 16,949 (Ontario)
Patients receiving care within the benchmark range: 97% (Canada), 98% (Ontario)
90% of patients in: 20 days (Canada), 16 days (Ontario)—
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