The amount of time most Canadians spend waiting in emergency departments to be admitted to hospital is on the rise. The length of stay for people admitted to hospital in 2016–2017 was up 11% from the year before and almost 17% from 5 years ago, confirming concerns raised by some clinicians working in Canadian medical facilities. Find out more in our latest update.
Interactive Wait Times tool to explore benchmarks for treatment and wait times across Canada.
Data about wait times in Canada: priority procedure wait times and access to health care.
Technical notes outlining the methodology used in the production of Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2017.
An assessment of the rate of ambulance use among stroke and heart attack cases.
Wait times for priority procedures, including provincial data on sight restoration, joint replacement, diagnostic imaging, cardiac care and cancer treatment.
Definitions of priority areas for wait times, including cancer treatment, cardiac care, diagnostic imaging, joint replacement and sight restoration.
Technical notes on the CIHI report examining wait times for hip fracture repair from the time of inpatient admission and hip fracture surgery from the time of the emergency department visit.
PowerPoint presentation on methodologies for estimating occupancy of constrained resources and case study previews of data.
An analysis of wait times for priority surgeries across all Canadian provinces from April to September 2013.
An analysis of wait times for priority surgeries across all Canadian provinces from April to September 2012.