March 28, 2019 — How long do you have to wait for a joint replacement or cataract surgery in Canada? Learn how many patients received care within medically recommended wait times for priority procedures in our Wait Times tool.
- Approximately 30% of patients who required a hip or knee replacement or cataract surgery did not have their procedure done within the recommended wait times.
- Most Canadians continue to receive timely access to urgent procedures such as hip fracture repair and radiation therapy.
- Wait times for cancer surgery are generally stable, with results varying by body site.
- Wait times for diagnostic imaging have generally improved, although wait times for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans continue to be longer than for computed tomography (CT) scans.