Wait Time Targets
The Ministry, in collaboration with the Provincial Surgical Executive Committee (PSEC), is developing work plans to achieve surgical access targets. Details will be updated in the near future.
The pan-Canadian benchmarks were established in 2005. Benchmarks are defined here as “evidence-based goals each province or territory will strive to meet, while balancing other priorities aimed at providing quality care to Canadians. Benchmarks express the maximum amount of time that clinical evidence shows is appropriate to wait for a particular procedure.” Because not all delays in receiving treatment are directly related to access to care, it may not be reasonable to expect 100% of procedures to be performed within a benchmark time frame. For detailed information on the federal benchmarks please see CIHI website.
|Radiotherapy||Within 4 weeks (28 days) of patient being ready to treat|
|Coronary Artery Bypass Graft||Within 2 to 26 weeks (14 to 182 days), depending on how urgently care is needed|
|Cataract Surgery||16 weeks (112 days) for patients who are at high risk|
|Hip Replacement||Within 26 weeks|
|Knee Replacement||Within 26 weeks|
|Fixation of Hip Fracture||Within 48 hours|