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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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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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  • Lewis, S. & Barer, M.L. & Sanmartin, C. & Sheps, S. & Shortt, S.E.D., 2000. "Ending Waiting-List Mismanagement: Principles and Practice," Centre for Health Services and Policy Research 2000:6, University of British Columbia - Centre for Health Services and Policy Research..
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:brichs:2000:6
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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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    HEALTH SERVICES;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets

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