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Surgery, ED and Diagnostic Imaging Wait Time Data Updated for Ontario

Wait time data for surgeries and procedures, diagnostic imaging and time spent in emergency departments in Ontario have been refreshed on Health Quality Ontario’s Website (http://www.hqontario.ca/System-Performance).

A wait time is the amount of time a patient has to wait for either their first appointment with a surgeon or specialist or for their procedure, and are an important measure of how quickly a patient can get access to care. Surgery wait time data is reported in near real-time by surgeons to the Wait Time Information System in Ontario. On a monthly basis, this information is organized, reviewed for quality and provided to Health Quality Ontario to include on its public website. Health Quality Ontario updates the wait time data on its website monthly for the majority of surgery and procedures.