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System Performance

Interpretation Note

Wait times have been impacted by reduced service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Chief Medical Officer of Health’s Directive #2 and Memorandum, from March 19 to May 26, 2020, health service providers and health service organizations including hospitals were directed to reduce elective surgeries and other non-emergency clinical activities to preserve capacity during the pandemic. To learn more about the impact on surgery and diagnostic imaging volumes, please click here.

To see the impact on volume for a specific procedure, please scroll down to the last section of this page to generate a graph for volume.

TIME TO PATIENT'S FIRST ORTHOPEDIC SURGICAL APPOINTMENT


This is how long patients waited from a surgeon or central intake centre receiving the referral from the patient's family doctor, to having the first orthopedic surgical appointment regarding joint or bone surgeries such as hip replacements and knee replacements.

SELECT:

Provincial × Surgery

Patients with emergency conditions (Priority 1) are seen immediately. They are not included in wait times data shown here.

Learn about priority levels and target times.

Jan 2017
All Patients Combined:

Priority 4 Patients:

Priority 3 Patients:

Priority 2 Patients:


SEARCH RESULTS:

Provincial × Surgery

Compare results across hospitals for the priority level with the most patients:

For this surgery, most patients are categorized as Priority

Hospital name Volume


TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Data source: Wait Time Information System™ (WTIS™), Cancer Care Ontario. Data does not include patients who did not have the surgery after their first surgical appointment. For more information, please visit the Indicator Library for the technical description of average time, volume, and percentage within target.

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