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Understanding Emergency Department Wait Times Core

The aim of these reports is to use CIHI data to add to the understanding of ED wait time in Canada and provide new and actionable information for decision-makers.

Understanding Emergency Department Wait Times: Who Is Using Emergency Departments and How Long Are They Waiting? focused on the characteristics of patients visiting EDs and the overall length of time people spent in EDs.

Understanding Emergency Department Wait Times: How Long Do People Spend in Emergency Departments in Ontario? provides population-based information on ED waits from the time people arrive until the time they are discharged or admitted to hospital, and some of the factors associated with these times.

Understanding Emergency Department Wait Times: Access to Inpatient Beds and Patient Flow explores wait times and factors associated with waiting in the ED for access to a inpatient bed.

Emergency Departments and Children in Ontario explores wait times and the ED experience for children.

Contact: research@cihi.ca

Available Reports

Understanding Emergency Department Wait Times: How Long Do People Spend in Emergency Departments in Ontario?
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