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Ending Waiting-List Mismanagement: Principles and Practice

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  • Lewis, S.
  • Barer, M.L.
  • Sanmartin, C.
  • Sheps, S.
  • Shortt, S.E.D.
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    Abstract

    An Abyss divided common understandings about waiting lists from evidence about their nature and causes and what might work to rationalize them. In a recent comprehensive report for Health Canada we found that the state of waiting-list information and management systems in Canada is Woefully inadequate, particularly for elective procedures. Here, we identify key lessons and outline a number of initiatives that should contribute to more durable solutions, both in Canada and other countries experiencing similar problems.

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    Paper provided by University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. in its series Centre for Health Services and Policy Research with number 2000:6.

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    Length: 4 pages
    Date of creation: 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:2000:6

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    Postal: The University of British Columbia. Health Policy Research Unit. 429-2194 Health Sciences Mall. Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z3

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    1. Mercuri, Mat & Natarajan, Madhu K. & Holder, Douglas H. & Xie, Changchun & Gafni, Amiram, 2009. "Insight into capacity planning for cardiac catheterization services: Policy lessons learned from "Looking in the Mirror" over a decade," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 91(3), pages 314-320, August.

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