Wait times

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by Hilary Chow

Ontario taxpayers bearing the burden of ‘OHIP for all’ policy

Ten days into the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario's public health insurance policy was expanded to include all uninsured patients, like temporary workers and tourists. But more sustainable solutions are needed in place of “OHIP for All.”

by Manjot Sandila Omouyi Omoike

‘Please don’t come back’: Using virtual care to prevent readmissions

In Canada, one in 11 patients is readmitted within 30 days of being discharged from hospital. But virtual care can help reduce readmissions, cut costs, and reduce pressures on the health-care system.

by Riley Meade

Unprecedented wait list for health care will have long-term toll on children

Ontario’s rapidly expanding wait list for children’s health care will have long-term consequences for health and increase costs to the health-care system.

by Anthony Fong

Emergency departments at a ‘tipping point’

Emergency departments are in the “last stage of system failure.” Experts are calling for Canada to rethink how we use the departments to fill growing gaps in non-emergency care.

by Anne Borden King

Secondary losses: The impact of the pandemic on Canadians with cancer

We're only beginning to understand the "secondary losses" of the pandemic. The immediate future of health care will likely be defined by the appearance of illnesses that flourished among the forgotten, patients who were inadvertently neglected.

by Danielle Cruise Julia Dobrowolski

‘Our hearts are breaking’: Disparities in access, funding put IVF treatments out of reach for many Canadians

Despite the praise Canada receives for its universal health-care system, the current patchwork of financial coverage and unequal distribution of IVF clinics is failing too many people.

by Neel Mistry Paul Rooprai Shubham Mistry Kim Rooprai

How long is too long? Assessing wait times in Canadian EDs

by Arshia Javidan Howard Ovens

The future of emergency care: Takeaways from COVID-19

by Wilson Kwong Francine Buchanan Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith

Why do people have to wait 12 years for an ethnic nursing home?

by Seema Marwaha Dafna Izenberg

Why are kids waiting so long for mental health services?

by Vanessa Milne Joshua Tepper Jeremy Petch

Emergency room overcrowding: causes and cures

by Vanessa Milne Joshua Tepper Maureen Taylor

Long wait times defy quick fixes

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