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System Performance

Wait Times For Home Care Services

This is the median number of days new patients 19 or older waited to receive publicly-funded home care. The median is the midpoint at which half of patients waited less and half waited longer. A lower number of days is better. The wait is measured from a request for service to their first home visit for those who applied in the community, or from hospital discharge to their first home visit for those who applied in the hospital. Services include nursing (such as administering medication and changing dressings), and personal support for complex needs (such as assistance with bathing and eating).

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Data source: Home Care Database provided to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care by Health Shared Services Ontario. For more information on the technical description, please visit the Indicator Library.

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