New study by SPH professor shows dramatic reduction in surgical wait times

A new study by SPH professor Janice MacKinnon shows that wait times for medically necessary surgeries in Saskatchewan have dramatically reduced.

Dr. MacKinnon's study Learning from the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative to Improve Wait Times in Canada, released April 26, focuses on how Saskatchewan has gone from having the longest wait times in Canada for surgery to the shortest, and how the significant reform is based on practical solutions such as pooled referrals for treatment, introducing more collaborative decision-making by health care stakeholders, focusing on patients and the use of private for-profit clinics, rather than ideological preferences. 

The full study can be accessed here.

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