Media Release - Oct 17 2013 - Figure 1

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(Figure 3 in the Report)

Severe tooth decay the leading reason Canadian preschoolers have day surgery each year

Average Duration (Minutes):

  • 83 - B.C.*
  • 83 - Alta.*
  • 79 - Sask.
  • 76 - Man.
  • 88 - Ont.
  • 84 - N.B.
  • 71 - N.S.*
  • 95 - P.E.I.
  • 57 - N.L.*
  • 99 - Y.T..
  • 65 - N.W.T.
  • 80 - Nun.

Notes

* Interpret with caution: Coding of duration of day surgery is optional in Alberta and Nova Scotia and may not be uniformly defined across jurisdictions (NACRS). Coding of intervention episode start/end time, used to calculate duration of day surgery, is mandatory in B.C. and Newfoundland and Labrador, but there was significant reporting of unknown time in these two jurisdictions for the cohort of interest (DAD).

Quebec elected to not participate in this study.

Sources

Discharge Abstract Database and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, 2010–2011 and 2011–2012, Canadian Institute for Health Information.