Waiting lists

Are patients in your community registered on waiting lists
(within or outside your community for any of the following:

  Yes No Do not know No response
Total = 3385        
Referral for specialist consultation 69% 11% 16% 4%
Diagnostic procedures (e.g. MRI) 75% 6% 15% 4%
Surgical or medical procedures 78% 6% 12% 4%


Are waiting lists maintained by any of the following: (those who answered "yes" to any of above)

  Yes No Do not know No response
Total = 2843        
Individual physicians 63% 11% 20% 6%
Individual institutions/facilities 72% 3% 19% 6%
Regional health authority 15% 18% 56% 12%
Provincial/territorial government/other body 10% 18% 60% 12%


  Yes No Do not know No response
Total = 2843        

Are waiting list data accessible in "real-time", e.g., is it possible to determine the position of a patient on the list on a given day?

18% 30% 49% 3%

Are there recommended guidelines as to appropriate waiting times?

11% 31% 54% 4%

Are there any processes in place to routinely monitor waiting lists?

12% 26% 58% 3%