Assessing Canada’s performance in improving timely access for           Canadians
Looking Back                  Ten Year Plan                
Health Council Reports 2007: S 2008 2011
Today, we’re wondering..
Many Canadians still waiting for… And, better engagement and overall care.
Waiting for primary health care                                  Got a same-day or next-day appointment when needed medica...
Waiting for specialistsWaited 4 or more weeks for appointment with specialist                           100               ...
Waiting in EmergencyDepartments (Ontario)        40        35        30        25hours                                    ...
ALC = Waiting for AppropriateCare
Switching the Focus from Wait Times(a negative) to Improving Performance(a positive)
So, what we need is atransformative agenda               Source: Baker & Denis (2011). A Comparative Study of Three       ...
Current Developments    -Council of the Federation, January 2012    
Going Forward
Please visit us… www.healthcouncilcanada.ca
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Assessing Canada’s performance in improving timely access for Canadians

  1. 1. Assessing Canada’s performance in improving timely access for Canadians
  2. 2. Looking Back   Ten Year Plan  
  3. 3. Health Council Reports 2007: S 2008 2011
  4. 4. Today, we’re wondering..
  5. 5. Many Canadians still waiting for… And, better engagement and overall care.
  6. 6. Waiting for primary health care Got a same-day or next-day appointment when needed medical attention 100 International Performance 2008- 2011 Canadian Performance 90 86 ↑ Improvement 7 countries 2008 – 8th 80 79 78 ↓ Decline 1 country 2011 – 8th 72 73 71 70 66% Sicker respondents 61 62 58 59 60 57 57 55 49 50 50 43 40 35 30 20 10 0 United New Zealand France Netherlands Aus tralia Germany United States Canada Average Kingdom 2008 2011 Source: Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Surveys
  7. 7. Waiting for specialistsWaited 4 or more weeks for appointment with specialist 100 90 80 70 % Sicker respondents 60 55 50 50 41 43 40 40 31 28 30 22 23 19 20 14 8 10 0 Source: 2011 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey
  8. 8. Waiting in EmergencyDepartments (Ontario) 40 35 30 25hours 2008 20 2012 15 10 5 0 Uncomplicated Complex, not Complex, admitted admitted Source: www.ontariowaittimes.ca
  9. 9. ALC = Waiting for AppropriateCare
  10. 10. Switching the Focus from Wait Times(a negative) to Improving Performance(a positive)
  11. 11. So, what we need is atransformative agenda Source: Baker & Denis (2011). A Comparative Study of Three Transformative Healthcare Systems: Lessons for Canada. CHSRF.
  12. 12. Current Developments -Council of the Federation, January 2012 
  13. 13. Going Forward
  14. 14. Please visit us… www.healthcouncilcanada.ca
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