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Wait Times in Canada - A Comparison by Province Core

In 2004, Canada's first ministers agreed to reduce wait times in 5 priority areas: cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration. They also agreed to work toward meeting evidence-based benchmarks — or targets — for medically acceptable waits, which were established in late 2005 for some priority procedures.

CIHI was mandated to collect and annually report on wait time information and monitor provincial progress in meeting benchmarks.

Available Reports

Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2021
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Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2017
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Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2016
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Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2015
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Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2014
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