Canadian Journal of Surgery: Surgical wait list management in Canada during a pandemic: many challenges ahead

Surgical wait list management in Canada during a pandemic: many challenges ahead   The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a massive impact on waits for elective operations, with tens of thousands of scheduled surgeries being cancelled or postponed across Canada. Provincial governments will likely not only reopen elective surgical capacity when it is…

Ontario Health: A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ontario Health President and CEO, Matthew Anderson has released A Measured Approach to Planning for Surgeries and Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In April 2020, Ontario Health convened a group of experts to form the COVID-19 Response: Surgical andProcedural Planning Committee, chaired by Dr. Chris Simpson, to develop recommendations about how scheduled surgeries and procedures…