The Wait Time Alliance (WTA) has released its 2012 national report card – Shedding Light on Canadians Total Wait for Care. The Wait Time Alliance (WTA) has issued national report cards annually since 2007. Initially, their report cards were solely directed at provincial performance in the five areas identified in the 2004 Health Accord: cancer (radiation therapy); heart (bypass surgery); joint replacement (hip and knee); sight restoration (cataract) and diagnostic imaging (CT and MRI). Since then, the WTA has directed its attention toward: (1) broadening the scope to include Canadians’ access to all areas of care; (2) improving the quality of public reporting on timely access; (3) highlighting issues that contribute to lengthy wait times; and, (4) identifying best practices to improve wait times.
Read full report: Shedding Light on Canadians Total Wait for Care – Report Card on Wait Times in Canada, June 2012 (PDF)
Read technical background to report: Technical Backgrounder for the Wait Time Alliance Report Card – June 2012 (PDF)