A new analysis from CIHI reveals that about 8 out of 10 Canadians receive priority-area procedures—including hip and knee replacements, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair and radiation therapy—within the medically recommended time frames.
Featuring provincial comparisons and trends in wait times, the analysis reveals the following:
- Almost all (97%) patients receive radiation therapy within the recommended time frame of four weeks;
- Similar proportions of patients receive hip replacement (82%), hip fracture repair (79%) and cataract surgery (82%) within these procedures’ respective time frames; and
- Knee replacements have the longest wait times, with 75% of patients receiving care within the benchmark time frame.