The Saskatchewan Surgical Care Network--toward timely and appropriate access

Hosp Q. 2003;7(1):44-8, 4. doi: 10.12927/hcq..16613.


Earlier this year, a paper in Hospital Quarterly, "Creating a Surgical Wait List Management Strategy for Saskatchewan," described the development of a surgical wait list strategy for Saskatchewan. The initial strategy development process uncovered several issues that needed to be addressed including lack of data, inconsistent priorities and frustration on the parts of both providers and patients. This second paper outlines the key points of the recommended surgical wait list strategy and the work to date in its implementation.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Health Services Accessibility*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Program Evaluation
  • Saskatchewan
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative*
  • Waiting Lists*