BC Surgical Wait Times

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Published by the Ministry of Health - Medical Services
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

BC surgical wait times for elective surgical procedures in British Columbia for adults aged 17 and older. Note that more than half of all surgeries are emergency or unplanned procedures and never appear on the waitlist. These unplanned cases are not represented in this data. Wait times are calculated based on elective surgeries that are completed within each quarter as well as within each fiscal year, including both inpatient and day surgery cases. Three files are provided: an interim quarterly file with current fiscal year quarters only, a quarterly file (2009/10 and onwards), updated in September to add final data for previous fiscal year and an annual file (2009/10 and onwards), also updated in September to add data for previous fiscal year. The September data is final data and will not be updated in future releases. Since percentiles cannot be calculated on data that is already aggregated, they are provided at all levels within each file. All values less than 5 are suppressed and shown as blanks.Therefore rows with total volumes may not match the sum of subrows. For example, the All Facilities row may not match the sum of the individual facilities if there is one with a suppressed value less than 5.

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NameDavid Godfrey (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Health
Sub-OrganizationMedical Services
NameDataBC Operations (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Jobs, Trade and Technology

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Record Published 2013-01-25
Record Last Modified 2018-11-27
Resource Status completed