The hidden waste in Ontario healthcare

By Mark Hundert, Chris Helyar and Tom Closson

Data released last June by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) showed not only that a seemingly unnecessarily high number of hysterectomies are being performed in Canada, but that there is a wide variation in the number of women receiving this invasive procedure depending on where they live — from 311 per 100,000 people in British Columbia to 512 per 100,000 in Prince Edward Island.

If you look deeper, you’ll find tremendous variations in hysterectomy rates within Ontario itself.  

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