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March 31, 2005 14:02 ET

CMA/Media Advisory: Wait Time Alliance Staging Technical Briefing to Discuss Interim Report on Benchmarks and Best Practices to Manage Wait Times


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FOR: CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

AND CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF RADIOLOGISTS

AND CANM

AND THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY

AND CANADIAN CARDIOVASCULAR SOCIETY

AND CANADIAN OPHTALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY

AND THE CANADIAN ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION

MARCH 31, 2005 - 14:02 ET

CMA/Media Advisory: Wait Time Alliance Staging
Technical Briefing to Discuss Interim Report on
Benchmarks and Best Practices to Manage Wait Times

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 31, 2005) - Members of the Wait
Time Alliance, a group of national medical organizations, will conduct a
technical briefing on their interim report, No More Time to Wait, being
released tomorrow at 11:00 AM under embargo to April 3, at 5:00 PM.

The interim report contains recommendations for national evidence-based
benchmarks for medically acceptable wait times for access to care in
five areas:



- heart care
- cancer care
- diagnostic imaging
- joint replacement and
- sight restoration.


The report was produced in response to the commitment made by First
Ministers in September 2004 (10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care) to
establish evidence-based benchmarks for medically acceptable wait times
in these same five priority areas.



Date : Friday, April 1, 2005
Briefing Time : 1:30 p.m.
Call-in number: 1-866-546-6145 or 416-406-4206
Passcode : 3148717#


Interim Report available under embargo as of 11:00 at:
http://www.cma.ca/index.cfm/ci_id/43436/la_id/1.htm

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