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Canada: Ontario to track wait times for family doctor appointments

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Ontario hospitals currently publicly report their wait times for certain medical procedures, and now family doctors will likely have to start tracking how long patients must wait to get appointments. Ontarians couldĀ  learn exactly how long they have to wait to see their family doctors as the provincial government works to expand the number of patients who get after-hours or same-day appointments with primary-care providersĀ  Measuring wait times for family physicians would be a logical first step to improving primary care and keeping more patients out of hospital, writes The Vancouver Sun.
 

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Ontario+track+wait+times+family+doctor+appointments/6110512/story.html#ixzz1lhpk6CV0

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