Waiting Your Turn: Hospital Waiting Lists in Canada, 12th Edition

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This Critical Issues Bulletin is the Institute's twelfth attempt to document the extent to which queues for visits to specialists and for diagnostic and surgical procedures are being used to control health care expenses. When we began producing waiting-list measures in 1988, there was anecdotal evidence that hospital waiting times were becoming significant. However, there were no systematic measurements of the extent of waiting.

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