Tag: Choosing Wisely

Increasing access to surgery without considering appropriateness leaves patients in the dark

Increasing access to surgery without considering appropriateness leaves patients in the dark

Over the last decade, most Canadian provinces have shortened wait times for many surgical procedures, including hip and knee replacement. However, while provinces have poured resources into improving access, they have paid relatively little attention to measuring outcomes of these surgeries. The result, experts believe, is that some patients may be undergoing surgery when it is not…