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Big Muddy rancher

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Surgical wait times down in Saskatchewan




New figures released by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health show that surgical wait times have dropped significantly since 2007.



The number of patients waiting longer than 18 months has dropped by 80 per cent and the number of those waiting more than 12 months has dropped by 65 per cent. Additionally, there were more than 41,000 surgeries in the first six months of 2011, an increase of 8 per cent from last year.



"Patients are increasingly seeing the benefits of the many Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative projects that are underway," Health Minister Don McMorris said. "We're supporting system changes in all aspects of surgical care - from diagnosis and specialist referral through surgery and recovery. That big picture approach is starting to pay off."



Read More: Surgical wait times down in Saskatchewan – Global Saskatoon

Read More: Driving down wait times for Saskatchewan patients – Government of SK
 

hypocritexposer

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I bet the costs are increasing at a rate equal to or more than in the US.....


....meanwhile, they believe "socialized medicine will reduce costs"
 

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Big Muddy rancher said:
I only waited 2 days on a bed in the hallway for my emergency gallbladder surgery. :? well 2 nights 3 days :roll:

Thank God you've got two gallbladders. :D
 

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anyone studied how many people are dying while they are waiting? That would reduce the cost. Wait long enough and the number of patients needing procedures decline. See, it does work!
 

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I believe the wait time cuts in Sask could be coming at the recovery end of the operation Slow in FAST OUT. As when BMR was getting out of the hospital with his white blood count still raising not dropping like it should have been, we rode down in the elevator with a lady that she didn't even look as if she was totally awake yet. She sure didn't look as if she should have been going home. We asked what she was in for and she said she just had a double mastectomy. Her surgery was early in the day and she was already going home. :shock: I'm betting she was quite a hand full that first night for the husband and he was wishing she was still under a doctor and nurses care where she should have been for at least a few days. :roll:
 

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