Thursday, June 30, 2005

Making progress

You know all those impossible-to-solve problems with the current health-care system? Turns out they're not so impossible to solve after all:
A year and a half after a doctor raised a red flag about long wait times at a Saskatoon emergency department, statistics show those wait times have dropped significantly...

Since July, 2004, RUH emergency has had two doctors to provide around-the-clock care, an increase in coverage of 33 per cent from the previous year. Meanwhile, the average wait time for emergent patients has gone down by 33 per cent from an average of 42 to 28 minutes in 2004-2005.

So when the system is properly funded, it starts working better. Who knew?

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