Auditor General’s Report on Outpatient Surgery in Ontario 2021

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On December 01, 2021, the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario released their annual report for 2021. Within was a comprehensive review of the way outpatient surgeries are handled in Ontario. The findings included the following:

  • A 37%-57% increase in wait times for surgery

  • A glaring lack of equity in wait times across different provincial regions

  • Just over 1/3 of hospitals not meeting the 90% use target for operating rooms.

  • Siloes of information about surgical capacity between public hospitals, private hospitals, and independent health facilities have lead to significant unused operating room capacity.

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