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Three in four.

That’s shorthand for the commitment that the Saskatchewan government made in the spring of 2010, giving all patients the option to have their surgery within three months of being added to the wait list. This was to be achieved in four years, ending March 31, 2014.

In a province that had some of the longest surgical waits in the country, this was a stretch target that, for some, stretched the bounds of reality. But skeptics and believers set out on the journey together, knowing there was no alternative. Patients had spoken, as documented in an extensive provincial healthreview conducted from the client’s perspective.



This entry was posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 12:31 pm and is filed under Health Council of Canada.